Thursday, June 21, 2018

Tarrant County Issues Burning Ban

As of today, all outdoor burning in Tarrant County is PROHIBITED.

Tarrant County Commissioner’s Court approved and issued an Outdoor Burning Ban for Tarrant County today. The Outdoor Burning Ban will be in place for the next ninety (90) days.

The unincorporated areas of Tarrant County have been determined to be under drought conditions by the Texas Forest Service.  These conditions have prompted the Tarrant County Fire Marshal to request the Ban on Outdoor Burning in an effort to protect lives and properties of the residents in Tarrant County. Denton County is also under a 90-day outdoor burning ban.

A violation of the Court Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning is a class C Misdemeanor and punishable by a fine up to $500.00.

For information on outdoor cooking and outdoor welding guidelines, you can go to the Tarrant County website.

We urge all residents of Tarrant County to help us during this time.

For our residents in the rural areas, we suggest you make sure that you keep an area of approximately 30 feet mowed around your home and outbuildings to prevent a fire from reaching your structures.

Residents should also take measures to protect their homes by removing unwanted combustible debris and vegetation away from their homes and be sure to keep water hoses readily accessible in the event a small fire starts.

All Tarrant County residents are cautioned to BE SAFE during the burn ban.

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