Drought
6:38 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Northeast Texas region nearly burn ban free

Despite a gloomy outlook on the drought front, area counties are slowly beginning to lift burn bans.

Lamar and Delta County Commissioners recently voted to end the restriction.

As of Tuesday morning, 197 Texas counties remained under a burn ban, which still includes Hunt and  Fannin counties. But officials are urging residents in unincorporated areas who must burn to use extreme caution as the drought severity stage remains high.