Burn ban in effect for unincorporated Galveston County

Flames and smoke from a fire. (AP File Photo)

The unincorporated parts of Galveston County are now under a burn ban.

The county joins Wharton, Waller, Matagorda and dozens of other Texas counties, according to the Texas Forest Service.

Burn bans are typically issued when drought conditions exist.

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