Burn ban issued for Pecos County


Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster and commissioners voted unanimously Monday morning to institute a burn ban for Pecos County effective immediately and continuing for 90 days or until rescinded by the court.

If found in violation of the order, persons could be fined up to $500 and issued a Class C misdemeanor. However, burns can be allowed for: firefighter training; public utility, natural gas pipeline or mining operations; planting or harvesting of agricultural crops; or burns that are conducted by a prescribed burn manager.