Houston County enacts burn ban

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - Despite the rain East Texas has seen since Sunday, Houston County commissioners voted for an immediate burn ban during Tuesday's meeting.

"Our ground moisture is still really low despite this rain," County Judge Erin Ford said. "Yesterday while it was raining like cats and dogs, our volunteer firefighters were battling a grass fire in Porter Springs."

Ford added if the rain does continue through the week they will look at rescinding the burn ban.

Copyright 2016 KTRE. All rights reserved.