San Augustine, Shelby, Trinity counties enact burn ban

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TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Commissioners in San Augustine, Shelby, and Trinity County have voted to enact a countywide burn ban.

The commissioners made the decision at separate meetings Monday morning.

As part of the ban, all outdoor burning or outdoor burning of trash, brush, trees, storm debris, construction material debris, or open campers is prohibited until the order is lifted.

The order doesn't ban outdoor burning activities related to public health and safety that are authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. It also doesn't apply to prescribed burns by the U.S. Forest Service.

Any violation of the burn ban will be a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.

All the Deep East Texas counties, except Polk and Nacogdoches are under burn bans. Both of those counties have burn bans on the agendas for Tuesday.

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