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Burn ban notice

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Trinity County is officially under a burn ban as issued Monday morning by the Commissioners' Court and signed by County Judge Doug Page.

In doing so, the Commissioners' found "that circumstances present in all or part of the unincorporated area of the county create a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by outdoor burning."

All outdoor burning is prohibited for 90 days, unless restrictions are terminated earlier based on a determination made by the Texas Forest Service or the Commissioners' Court.

The order does not prohibit outdoor burning activities related to public health and safety that are authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

A burn ban is also in effect for Tyler County until further notice.

For more information about burn bans in East Texas and wildfire and response click here.

 On Sunday, Texas Forest Service responded to 16 fires for 482 acres.

On Monday, there had been 9 requests for assistance from Texas Forest Service (TFS) resources by 6 p.m., including the following:

Clay County, Crumper Fire - At 11:50 am TFS resources were requested to assist local fire departments with this fire located approximately 7 miles WNW of Petrolia.  A TFS Task Force of 2 dozers, 1 engine and overhead responded to this fire.  One home was threatened and saved.   This fire was 100% contained at 1:45 pm at 30acres.  The fire is expected to be declared controlled later this evening.

Jasper County, Fire #156 - At 1:09 pm a TFS tractor plow unit and overhead were dispatched to this fire located approximately 15 miles NNE of Jasper.  This fire was contained at 4:02 pm at 40 acres.  This fire escaped from a previous prescribed burn.

Polk County, Fire #152 (from Sunday, March 20) - At 2:09 pm a TFS tractor plow unit was dispatched to this fire located approximately 3 miles NNE of Corrigan.  Ten structures were reported to be threatened and saved.  Two outbuildings were lost.  A TFS helicopter assisted. The break out fire was controlled at 4:58 pm at 3 acres.

Sabine County, Fire #157  - At 2:20 pm a TFS tractor plow unit was dispatched to this fire located approximately 7 miles NW of Milam.  Fire was controlled at 4:37 pm at 3 acres.

Upshur County, Fire #84 - At 3:30 pm a TFS tractor plow unit was dispatched to this fire located approximately 12 miles E of Gilmer just east of Diana off Spider Lilly Road.  Fire was contained at 2 acres at 4:37 pm.

Cass County, Fire #85 - At 3:53 pm a TFS tractor plow unit was dispatched to this fire located approximately 8 miles S of Linden.  Fire was contained at 4:43 pm at approximately 5 acres.

Newton County, Fire #158 - At 4:15 pm TFS tractor plow unit was dispatched to this fire located approximately 3 miles W of Bon Wier.  Two structures are reported threatened

Ector County, 3503 Fire - At 4:10 pm TFS resources were requested to assist local fire departments with this fire locate approximately 4 miles E of Odessa, S of I-20 on Loop 338 East.  Two fires estimated to be 30 acres each are threatening 5 structures, a gas compression station, and multiple pump jacks.  A TFS Task Force of 3 dozers, an engine and overhead, an Air Attack, 2 SEAT's, and a heavy Helitanker are responding.

Bastrop County, Sand Hills Road Fire - At 4:27 pm TFS resources were requested to assist local fire departments with this fire located approximately 13 miles SW of Bastrop near Red Rock.  A TFS dozer and overhead are responding.  Three structure are reportedly threatened.

There are 5 carryover fires from previous days for 560 acres:

San Jacinto County, Fostoria Road Fire#149 - At 4:18 pm Sunday TFS assistance was requested to assist local fire departments on this fire located approximately 7 miles NW of Cleveland. TFS resources responding to this fire included 4 dozers with overhead and a helicopter.  In addition, the US Forest Service provided 2 dozers with overhead and an additional helicopter. This fire was reported to be 100% contained last night at 11:00 pm.  The fire has been GPS'd at 501 acres; 405 acres on private land and 96 acres on the Sam Houston National Forest.  Ten homes were threatened and saved.  TFS and US Forest Service resources continue to work on this fire today conducting aerial monitoring, mopping up and improving containment lines.  Fire cause is under investigation.

Potter County, Huckabee Fire - At 7:20 pm Sunday TFS resources were requested to assist local fire departments with this fire located approximately 25 miles NW of Amarillo.  A TFS Task Force of 2 dozers and overhead responded.  The fire was caused by a bad bearing on a railroad car with about 2-3 miles of railroad track crossties and surrounding brush affected.  Two homes and 1 outbuilding were threatened and saved.  The fire is only 2 acres, very narrow but very long, and is 95% contained.

Bastrop County, McAllister Road Fire - This 36 acre fire which began Friday afternoon and threatened 100 homes in Bastrop was declared controlled at 8:00 am this morning.

Camp County, Fire #81 -  At 4:37 pm Sunday a TFS tractor plow unit responded to this fire located approximately 2 miles ESE of Leesburg.  This fire is 17 acres and was caused by an oil well.  This fire was declared controlled at 1:10 pm today.

Nacogdoches County, Fire #64 - At 5:45 pm Sunday a TFS tractor plow unit responded to this fire located approximately 12 miles SE of Nacogdoches.  The fire was contained at 7:25 pm at 4 acres.  Fire cause was debris burning.  This fire is expected to be declared controlled later this evening.

Your East Texas weather forecast calls for warm and breezy again with highs near 80 degrees and southerly winds around 20 mph, gusting as high as 30 mph.

You can also get complete weather information on KTRE's East Texas News at 5,6,10 p.m. and anytime here at KTRE.com.

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