Ban on outdoor burning issued in Taylor County

ABILENE, Texas - The ban on outdoor burning in Taylor County has been issued.

Taylor County commissioners ordered the countywide burn ban Tuesday, noting a public safety hazard exists because dry conditions and "heavy fuel accumulations" in the unincorporated areas of the county.

According to commissioners, violating the ban is a Class C misdemeanor. It is in effect until July 21 unless the court lifts it.

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