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County enacts burn ban

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062322 burn ban in effect

TCNS staff

GROVETON — The Trinity County Commissioners Court has enacted a burn ban following a special meeting on Tuesday.

The order states that the court “finds that circumstances present in all of the unincorporated areas of the county create a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by outdoor burning.”

The order prohibits all outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of the county for 90 days unless restrictions are terminated earlier based on a determination made by the Texas Forest Service or this Court.

The order does not prohibit outdoor burning activities related to public health and safety, such as firefighter training; public utility, natural gas pipeline or mining operations; planting or harvesting agricultural crops; or burns that are conducted by a prescribed burn manager.

In addition, the Trinity County Commissioners’ Court acknowledges that the Davy Crockett National Forest is exempt from the ban.

A violation of this order is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $500.

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