The Harris County Commissioners court approved these burn bans on a regular basis whenever the fire marshals request them because they want to keep Harris County residents safe.
We have seen in the last couple of weeks in West Texas and throughout our area as well. Those images of burning ambers certainly are something that commissioners do not want to see in our area.
Today's vote may not be a surprising move but it is definitely one that is needed.
"It doesn't appear to be getting any better and with commissioner's court meeting every two weeks we felt that it was time to re-institute the burn ban," said Judge Ed Emmett. "We had it in earlier and we had some rain and we took it off. It was time to put it back. There is no rain in the forecast anytime soon."
If you violate the burn ban, you could be fined up to $500.Harris County has become the 67th county in the state with a burn ban in effect.