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Lamar, Red River counties under burn ban

Commissioners agree to extend emergency burn ban to 90-day burn ban in face of dry weather

Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 11:30 am | Updated: 12:14 pm, Tue Jul 26, 2011.

Lamar County and Red River County commissioners closed the final holes in Northeast Texas' burn ban area by extending emergency burn bans to full 90-day burn bans in meetings Monday.

Based on appeals by volunteer firefighters, who asked for the burn bans, commissioners decided the circumstances present in all or part of the unincorporated areas in each of the counties create a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by outdoor burning.

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