Governor Issues Disaster Declaration for 244 Counties Montgomery County among those threatened by extreme fire hazard due to a disaster in several Counties in Texas. Burn Ban issued for Montgomery County.

Lack of precipitation has dried grass and other vegetation across the state, posing significant fire danger which is expected to continue.

Although Montgomery County is not as dry as the rest of Southeast Texas, regional conditions and numerous wildfires will likely strain resources over the coming days and weeks unless there is significant rainfall. The Governor’s Office has directed that all necessary efforts be made to address this threat, including the mobilization of additional state resources.

In Montgomery County, an Outdoor Burning Ban will take effect immediately for all unincorporated areas. Although current Montgomery County conditions would not normally warrant implementing a ban, it would be prudent to do so at this time, based on the overall conditions throughout our region.

For more information, contact the MCFMO.

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