Two counties in East Texas are now under burn bans, Anderson and Henderson.
A burn ban means that conditions have been deemed unsafe to do any outdoor burning. If you are caught burning while a ban is in effect, you could face fines from the county...
Last week portions of East Texas received some much needed rain after a dry and hot July and first half of August. Prior to the cool front and rain, pretty much all of East Texas was under a burn ban except for a few far northern counties.
Our lawns, pastures and open lands are in a desperate need of rain right now. Parts of East Texas welcomed the rain yesterday, thanks to a weak cold front that passed through the area, but the little rain that fell didn't really help out the drought condition many parts of East Texas are facing.