Ector County Approves Burn Ban

ODESSA - Ector County is now under a burn ban. County Commissioners approved the ban at their meeting Monday morning.

The ban does allow for the burning of trash in burn barrels with a grate and bar-b-queing on approved grills.

Ector County resisted issuing one several weeks ago when both Midland and Howard Counties passed them.

The burn ban will last for 90 days and went into affect immediately. Sunday night's rain across the region was not enough to bring the region out of a drought and high fire danger is expected to return later this week.