Due to drought conditions in Texas, fire bans are in place in all Houston-area counties

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Burn bans have been enacted across Texas due to the state’s hot and dry weather conditions.

There are a total of 17 Southeast counties in Texas that have fire bans in place, according to a tweet from the National Weather Service in Houston.

The video shown above is from a previous report.

Included in the list is Fort Bend County, which approved a ban on outdoor burning after an emergency meeting, according to a news release Tuesday.

Fort Bend County officials say the ban restricts the use of open flames, which includes burning garbage, campfires, stills, and other open flame devices that can ignite combustible materials and cause personal injury, property damage, and death.

“In light of the passage of the cremation ban, I would like to ask our Fort Bend County residents to also exercise extreme caution in the use of fireworks when celebrating the Fourth of July weekend,” said Judge KP George. “Because of the extremely dry conditions, we don’t want to compromise the safety of our residents and their property.”

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A cremation ban was also enacted in Galveston County on June 14 to prohibit outdoor burning.

We have provided a list of counties in the Houston area that currently have incinerator bans in place.

Visit the Texas A&M Forest Service website for the most recent fire ban map.

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