LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) – Gregg County joined a growing list of East Texas counties to issue a burn ban on Wednesday. It is the ninth East Texas county to issue a burn ban.
In an order signed by Greg County Judge Bill Stoudt, anyone caught burning outside is subject to a fine up to $500.
Many counties have been issuing burn bans over the last several weeks due to the high temperatures and little rain East Texas has received over the last month.
The order did not mention an end date for the ban.