KETR Local
6:11 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Hunt County to remain under burn ban

Hunt County – The Hunt County Commissioners Court Monday took no action on the County's current burn ban.

Hunt County Fire Marshall Richard Hill says the same items that existed when commissioners put the ban into place still exist, noting the amount of dry grass remaining throughout the area.

All 13 Hunt County fire departments are reported to have expressed desire for the burn ban to remain in effect.

When the ban was enacted in early December, Hunt County was one of 68 counties in Texas to be under such restrictions. As of Monday, 97 counties have a burn ban in effect.

The ban makes it illegal to burn trash and brush, and is in effect for 90 days from the time of implementation, or until the Commissioners Court vote to remove it. The burn ban does not include outdoor cooking or outdoor welding. Violation of the burn ban is a Class C misdemeanor.