SABINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Sabine County enacted a burn ban Tuesday morning.
According to the Sabine County website, the burn ban was effective at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
The county posted a Texas A&M Forest Service flyer on its website with tips on how people can prevent wildfires. People are urged to avoid parking in tall grass, never leave a BBQ pit unattended and make sure the coals are out cold, make sure trailer chains aren't dragging, and "be aware that any spark may cause a wildfire."
The flyer also offered some ways for people to be prepared.
- • Defensible space – create at least 30 feet of space around your home that is free of flammable materials.
- • Clean your gutters and roof frequently.
- • Rake and dispose of pine straw, leaves, branches, and other debris within 30 feet of your home.
- • Prune trees so that the lowest branch is six to 10 feet high.