Rusk County becomes 3rd to issue burn ban in East Texas this year

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RUSK COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Rusk County became the third to issue a burn ban in East Texas.

They issued the ban due to widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property resulting from continued wildland fires.

No outdoor burning will be allowed during that time, however the ban does not prohibit the use of outdoor gas grills, charcoal grills and barbeque smokers that are completely enclosed but will ban the use of any rolling unit with fire in the box on any road in Rusk County.

The order does prohibit the use of burning in an enclosed burn barrel/receptacle.

Rusk County’s burn ban will last until Monday, Oct. 4.

Rusk County, along with Houston and Henderson counties also issued burn bans. Both the Houston and Henderson burn bans will last 14 days starting Tuesday morning.

To see which Texas counties have burn bans, click here.

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