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Rusk County issues 7 day burn ban

Drought conditions and continued fires in the area caused the ban to be put in place.

RUSK COUNTY, Texas — Rusk County has issued a seven-day burn ban due to continued wildfires in the area and in East Texas.

The ban prohibits outdoor burning.

In Texas, local governments are empowered to take action on the behalf of those they serve. When drought conditions exist, a burn ban can be put in place by a county judge or county commissioner's court prohibiting or restricting outdoor burning for public safety.  

To check out other counties across the state currently under burn bans, click here

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