Burn ban in effect for Carson Co.

A burn ban is now in effect for Carson County.

Judge Lewis Powers issued the ban today citing high winds and drought conditions that threaten wildfires.

A massive wild fire burned more than 6,400 acres in Carson County about five days ago.

If you are caught burning anything outdoors you could face up to a $500 fine.

The county says the ban will stay in place until weather conditions change.