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Sabine Co. joins list of East Texas counties with burn bans

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SABINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Sabine County officials announced Wednesday that they had implemented a county-wide burn ban.

Cities under burn bans include Gladewater, Overton, Troup and White Oak. Other counties under burn bans include Anderson, Cherokee, Harrison, Houston, Marion, Panola, Tyler counties.

During the bans, outdoor burning is prohibited. Violations of the bans could earn a resident a steep fine.

Officials cited the lack of rainfall for an extended period and dry conditions that pose the threat of wildfires when issuing the bans. The orders will continue until rescinded.

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