Limestone County Emergency Management officials issued a burn ban for the county Friday.

Limestone County Emergency Management Director Matt Groveton stated the burn ban will be in effect for the entire county. A heat advisory also was in effect from Killeen to Denton.

Groveton said a Limestone County judge issued the ban because of the dry and hot conditions in the region. He said the burn ban will remain in effect until the county receives a "meaningful" amount of rain.

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Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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