Burn ban issued in Young Co.

Burn ban issued in Young Co.

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.

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