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Burn ban issued for San Patricio County

Posted at 5:37 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 18:43:36-04

INGLESIDE, Texas — Residents of San Patricio County have been issued a count wide burn ban.

The Texas A&M Forest Service website says, "In Texas, local governments are empowered to take action on the behalf of those they serve. When drought conditions exist, a burn ban can be put in place by a county judge or county commissioners court prohibiting or restricting outdoor burning for public safety."

According to a post by the Ingleside Fire Department, the ban is set to be lifted in 90 days.