Houston County officials implement a burn ban

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - We have not seen asmuch rain as Houston County officials would like to see.

The county isstepping up efforts to prevent any major fires. Earlier today, Houston County Judge Erin Ford signed into effect a burn ban for the whole county.

Anyone caught burningcould face between a $150-200 fine.

Remember the BearingFire in 2011 Ford is hoping that by doing this they can prevent a repeat.

"I met with ouremergency management operator David Lamb, and he and I thought this was a goodway to prevent other instances that might occur because of the drought."

Area officials willbe placing out signs around the county to remind people of the burn ban.

Right now, there isno time frame on when they will be lifting it.

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