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Liberty County orders burn ban

LIBERTY COUNTY—Dry weather conditions, and the threat of wildfires had prompted Liberty County to order an outdoor burn ban.
According to the order, signed Dec. 13, “circumstances present in all or part of the
unincorporated area of the county created a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by outdoor burning.”
The order does not prohibit outdoor activities 1)related to public health and safety that are authorized by the Texas Natural Resources Commission for: (a)Firefighter training; (b)Public utility, natural gas pipeline, or mining operations; or (c).Planting and harvesting of agriculture crops; or 2) burns that are conducted by a prescribed burn manager.
Violation of the burn ban Order is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.
On Dec. 14, commissioners added a ban on aerial fireworks. The fireworks included in the ban “skyrockets with sticks” and “missiles with fins” said County Judge Phil Fitzgerald.
The ban is schedule to be in effect for 90 days from the order date, unless cancelled by commissioners court.