According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA.gov), the dryness and heat will continue at least through this week and maybe deep into next week as well. As of Monday, September 9, 2019, the following counties are under a "Burn Ban" in East Texas, Southwest Arkansas and Northwest Louisiana:

Texas has a total of 163 counties currently with an active burn ban, in our listening area of East Texas they are:

  • Cass
  • Marion
  • Harrison
  • Upshur
  • Greg
  • Rusk

In Arkansas there are 6 counties under the burn ban, our listening includes:

  • Miller
  • Hempstead
  • Howard
  • Ouachita

Only 2 Parrishes have burn bans in Louisiana at this time:

  • Sabine
  • Union

Only 1 county in Oklahoma so far but it's way over just north of Witchita Falls, Texas.

Please do not burn trash, leaves, campfires or any other type of fire in these locations until these bans have been lifted. If caught burning during a ban you could be subject to heavy fines and even jail time.