Burn Ban Reinstated in Ector County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - The burn ban in Ector County is back on.

County Commisioners unanimously approved the 30 day ban, just a week after lifting it.  

It's not not a total ban, you can still burn trash in a barrel with a grate, barbecue, and weld.

Basically no fires above ground or anything that puts off black smoke.  

West Odessa Volunteer Fire Chief Jimmy Ellis tells NewsWest 9, this ban shouldn't put too much of a damper on your fourth of july fireworks plan.  

They'll still be allowed, but vendors will only be selling them from July 1st through the 4th.