A burn ban is now in effect for the rural parts of Nueces County.

The Nueces County Commissioners Court announced that due to increasing dry conditions, residents will not be allowed to burn for the next three months including bonfires and brush burning.
According to the caller times, those found violation could be cited with a Class-C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $500 for each instance.

The ban does allow exemptions for activities related to "public health and safety."

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