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Cherokee County issues a burn ban that will be re-authorized every seven days

This burn ban will stay in effect until it is rescinded at the next commissioners court session, and each session will occur every seven days.

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas — **EDITOR'S NOTE -- the video attached was produced in April 2022.

Cherokee County has enacted a burn ban against outdoor burning of any kind effective today.

County Judge Chris Davis has declared a "state of disaster" based on the threat of wildfires within Cherokee County. This burn ban will stay in effect until it is rescinded at the next commissioners court session, and each session will occur every seven days.

The next commissioners court session will take place on June 28, where the court will determine if the burn ban will stay in place for another seven days. Until the court determines the weather to not be a threat of danger, the burn ban will continue with no set end-date.

This burn ban is issued in accordance with the Texas Disaster Act of 1975, which authorizes a state of disaster if the threat is imminent and the magnitude of damage that is caused by a fire constitutes the threat of disaster. 

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