Angelina Co. judge lifts county-wide burn ban

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Angelina County has joined the growing list of Deep East Texas counties which have lifted their burn bans in the wake of last week's welcome rainfall.

Angelina County Judge Wes Suiter issued the proclamation lifting the burn ban Wednesday morning. The ban's removal was effective immediately.

In the proclamation, Suiter wrote, "the County County of Angelina County has determined that circumstances present in all or part of the county no longer creates a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by outdoor burning."

As a result of the burn ban being lifted, all outdoor burning of trash/brush or open camp fires is being allowed again.

The Nacogdoches County Commissioners will be meeting at 9 a.m. Friday to discuss lifting the burn ban in that county. The burn ban discussion is the sole item on the commissioners court's agenda.

Tuesday morning, the Polk County Commissioners Court voted to lift the county-wide burn ban. Houston County also saw its burn ban lifted.

Polk and Houston counties joined two other Deep East Texas counties that have already lifted their burn bans. San Augustine and Sabine counties lifted their burn bans Monday.

So far, Nacogdoches, Tyler, and Newton counties still have their burn bans on place.

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