On Monday, the Texas County Board of Commissioners made the decision to renew the county-wide burn ban for a period not to exceed 14 days. By virtue of this resolution, it is unlawful to burn any forestry, grass, crop or other wild lands; to build campfires or bonfires; and to burn any trash or other material that may cause a wild land fire. All burning in progress at the time of this resolution’s passage must be extinguished immediately.

Any person to violate this burn ban will be guilty of a misdemeanor and will be subject to a fine of not more than $500; imprisonment for no longer than one year; or both a fine and imprisonment. The only exceptions allowed to the burn ban are road construction, welding, cutting, torching and outdoor cooking activities that operate under the county’s guidelines. In addition to the extension of the Burn Ban, the county has also prohibited the ignition of fireworks this Independence Day.

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