TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Several burn bans have been issued across East Texas as drought-like conditions remain in the area.

The following counties have burn bans:

  • Anderson County (canceled as of Oct. 28)
  • Angelina County
  • Cherokee County (canceled as of Oct. 28)
  • Houston County (canceled as of Oct. 29)
  • Marion County
  • Nacogdoches County (canceled as of Oct. 29)
  • Panola County (until Oct. 10, unless extended)
  • Polk County (canceled as of Nov. 1)
  • Rusk County (canceled as of Oct. 29)
  • Sabine County
  • Trinity County (Ban lifted for all unincorporated areas as of 10/29)

Fire officials said people should avoid outdoor burning and activities that can create sparks or flames. Residents should also alert firefighters of any wildfires.

A violation of a burn ban is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $500.

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