Lavaca County extends burn ban

Aug. 8, 2011 at 3:08 a.m.

The Lavaca County Commissioners Court extended Monday an order banning burning in the unincorporated areas of the county.

The action was taken during the commissioners court meeting.

The ban remains in effect for 45 days unless lifted sooner by the court.

Violation of order is a Class C misdemeanor and punishable by a fine of up to $500.

Landowners considering a controlled burn should contact the Lavaca County Office of Emergency Management at 361-798-5628 for approval.



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