TYLER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Tyler County has joined the growing list of Deep East Texas counties that have implemented burn bans.
Tyler County officials issued an order Tuesday that bans outdoor burning for seven days or until conditions "significantly improve."
According to the text of the order, it does not prohibit outdoor burning activities related to public health and safety that are authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Those activities include firefighter training, public utility, natural gas, or mining operations, planting or harvesting agricultural crops, or burns that are conducted by a prescribed burn manager.
A violation of the order would be considered a Class C misdemeanor punishable by affine not to exceed $500.