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Harris County Bans Fireworks

By ANNA-MEGAN RALEY, CBS Houston
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While fires continue to burn across Southeast Texas, Harris County officials have elected to ban the sale and use of fireworks, while signing a drought disaster declaration.

Violators face a $1,000 fine and jail time.

Judge Ed Emmett, who signed the order, says that even the expected rain this week isn’t enough to undo the damage of from the drought. 
 
After approval from Gov. Rick Perry, the drought disaster will remain in effect until removed by Judge Emmett.
 
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