Even though it's been a bit cooler (and I do mean minuscule), East Texas continues to dry out, causing fire dangers to increase as we move into August.

In just the past two days, fire departments have battled several grass fires around East Texas, as noted by our media partner KLTV.

Until today, there were only a few counties that proactively enacted the ban; however, that has changed. As you can see from the map, Texas is getting covered in red, meaning these counties are under a burn ban, and it now includes Smith. Gregg. Van Zandt, Anderson, Shelby, Camp, Cherokee, Upshur, Harrison, Rusk, Henderson and Marion counties.

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