NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Commissioners in Nacogdoches County voted to enact a county-wide burn ban Tuesday 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 County are now under burn bans. The other counties with burn bans in place include Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, and Tyler.