EASTLAND COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Eastland County issued a disaster declaration on Monday, banning the sale and use of all fireworks within county limits for 60 hours. However, the state of Texas extended that ban on Thursday, up to a week after its extension notice, until Independence Day.
In the initial claim notification of Eastland County Judge Rex Fields, the order prohibits all sale and use of fireworks due to the increased risk of fire. This statement comes less than four months after the devastating fire at the Eastland complex.
Through a letter of determination addressed to Eastland County and shared with KTAB/KRBC, the Texas Department of Emergency Management said the county is coming together”the thresholds necessary to justify a fireworks restriction that exceeds the restriction authorized by the local government Coded.”
This disaster declaration and order prohibiting the sale of fireworks use in Eastland County, Texas began the afternoon of Monday, June 27 and will continue through Tuesday, July 5. The county judge’s office wanted to remind the public that a burning ban remains in effect. place across Eastland County.