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DISASTER DECLARATION RUSK COUNTY | BURN BAN. A state of local disaster has been declared within Rusk County by Judge Joel Hale due to severe and ongoing drought conditions. Ordered: 27 September 2021 **This declaration prohibits all outdoor burning; with the exception of the use of outdoor gas and charcoal grills, or barbeque smokers which are completely enclosed.**This declaration prohibits the use of any rolling unit (with fire in the box) on any road in Rusk County. **This declaration prohibits burning within enclosed burn barrels and receptacles.We extend our appreciation to Rusk County Office of Emergency Management and will assist in keeping citizens updated as conditions change.