Nueces County Commissioner have once again put a burn ban in effect for unincorporated areas of the county. The order was adopted on Oct. 10. County officials said the Keetch-Byram Drought Index was at 525 units out of a possible 800, indicating that drought conditions exist in the county. The order is good for 90 days, or until drought conditions no longer exist.

The order does not prohibit burning actives related to public health and safety that are authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for firefighting training, public utility/natural gas pipeline or mining operations, or planting or harvesting agricultural crops or, burns that are conducted by a prescribed burn manager.