As of 10:20 Am on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, a low lying smoke haze in Ellis County is the result of a temperature inversion and large fires in the vicinity of Bastrop, Texas and Tyler, Texas.
Persons with respiratory conditions should remain inside and avoid exposure to the smoke.
Any new fires or black smoke plumes should be reported immediately by dialing 911.
Please be reminded that Ellis County is under a Burn Ban. No outdoor burning is permissible at this time. All citizens should use extreme caution due to the high fire danger that exists under current conditions.