YOUNG COUNTY, TX (KAUZ) - According to Young County Sheriff Travis Babcock, a burn ban has been issued for the area.
In a post to Facebook, Sheriff Babcock said the ban has been in effect since Monday, July 9.
According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, local governments can put burn bans in place when drought conditions exist.
It can be put in place by a county judge or county commissioners court. Burn bans prohibit or restrict outdoor burning for public safety.
A fire in neighboring Archer County burned more than 1,500 acres last week and into the weekend.