Burning Banned in Cameron County

Cameron County enforces a county-wide Burn Ban on Monday.

County Fire Marshall, Armando Lucio, said the burn ban is in response to the severe to extreme drought situation in Cameron County.

"There's going to be a Burn Ban starting Monday. Local Cameron County officials have started to do it again. And, our main reason is to prevent grass fires," according to Lucio.

The ban will last for 14 days. Lucio said he will make a decision to either lift the ban or keep it going once the 14 days has passed.

Residents are being asked not to burn leaves, grass, brush or any other materials while the Burn Ban is in effect.

The county has also said they will not issue any more outdoor burn permits.