MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (Local 2/Fox 24) - The burn ban in Midland County will continue.
Commissioners voted on Tuesday to extend the ban for another 60 days.
The ban was originally put into place back in March.
According to a release from the Midland County Fire Marshal's Office, the ban was put into place due to "the extreme lack of rain, higher than normal temperatures and dry vegitation."
The ban prohibits outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Midland County.
Officials say it will not prohibit outdoor cooking in approved containers or burning activities in relation to public health and safety.
As conditions remain dry across the Permian Basin, commissioners decided to stick with the ban.
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