East Texas burn bans: what's allowed, what's not

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POSTED: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 6:18pm

UPDATED: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 11:28am

UPDATE: THIS STORY IS FROM JUNE 2011.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST RECENT MAP OF AREA BURN BANS.


 

Almost the entire state of Texas is currently under a burn ban, but what exactly does that mean for the Fourth of July celebrations for East Texans? KETK breaks down which East Texas counties have banned outdoor fires, smoking, fireworks and grilling just in time for the holiday weekend. Watch the video for the complete story.

Burn ban list by county:

Smith County:  No burn ban
Allowed:
trash burning
grilling gas or charcoal
some fireworks

Banned:  fireworks with sticks or fins

Gregg County:  New burn ban
Allowed:
gas grilling
fireworks

Banned:  trash burning

Cherokee County
Allowed:
grilling
fireworks

Banned: bon fires, trash burning

Rusk County
Allowed:
some fireworks
stationary grills (charcoal or gas)

Banned:
sticks and fins fireworks
trash burning

Henderson County
Allowed:
grilling (charcoal or gas)
some fireworks

Banned:
trash burning
fireworks with sticks and fins

Angelina County
Allowed:
grilling

Banned:
ALL fireworks
no bon fires
no trash burning

Nacogdoches County
Allowed:
ALL fireworks

Banned:
burning trash

 

Jessica Wilson/ KETKnbc.com

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Oh puddin did they forget your toys on the burnban well we will tell the babysitter.

I live in Upshur County and am greatly disapointed to find your inclusive (?!?) detailed list did not give me any such information on my county.

I will probably try your site on another occasion, but, if you fail again to provide what you advertize, I won't be back! Shame on you for misleading the public!

Neither is Marion County!!

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