Burn Ban Extended in Gaines County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

GAINES COUNTY - Despite the record breaking snow in West Texas, one county is extending their burn ban.

Gaines County Commissioners voted to extend a 90 day outdoor burn ban.

That ban was implemented a year ago.

Emergency management officials suggested commissioners continue the burn ban in the wake of the December 21st emergency disaster declaration by Governor Rick Perry.

The declaration opens Gaines County up for possible disaster relief funds.