Burn ban issued for Gregg Co.
POSTED: Friday, August 9, 2013 - 11:49am
UPDATED: Friday, August 9, 2013 - 12:09pm
Longview, Texas (KETK) —
Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt tells KETK he has issued a burn ban for Gregg County to be effective immediately.
The ban was issued on Friday after Stoudt thought about waiting out the weekend to see what the weather would be like, but said it is better to issue it now rather than next week.
According to Stoudt, Gregg County has reached 700 on the Keetch-Byram Index, a scale used to measure forest fire potentials.
According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, other local counties currently under a burn ban are: