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Nacogdoches Co. reinstates burn ban

Nacogdoches Co. reinstates burn ban
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 12:34pm

Nacogdoches County commissioners on Wednesday reinstated the county-wide burn ban effective immediately for 90 days.

An order restricting outside burning in the unincorporated areas of the county was enacted April 19 and then lifted May 24 after a few showers lessened the fire danger. With the exception of a few quick, sparse showers over the last weekend, little to no rain has fallen since the ban was lifted. At that time, commissioners warned that it would likely be re-enacted in the near future.

"We do look at the report (Keetch-Byram Drought Index),"

Nacogdoches County Judge Joe English has said. "When it reaches 575, we can call for a ban on fireworks. We're at about 535 today (Monday)."

The court has until June 14 to vote to enact a fireworks ban, according the Local Government Code.

Read the full report here.

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