Today, October 7, 2014, the Tarrant County Commissioner’s Court approved an Outdoor Burning Ban for Tarrant County. As of today, all outdoor burning in Tarrant County is PROHIBITED. This Outdoor Burning Ban will be in place for the next 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.
A violation of the Court Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning is a class C Misdemeanor and punishable of a fine up to $500.00.
We urge all residents of Tarrant County to help us during this time. For our residents in the rural areas, we suggest that 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.
We encourage all Tarrant County residents to BE SAFE.
The City of Southlake is under a burn ban for at least the next 90 days. No burn permits will be issued during this time. The burn ban follows recommendations from Tarrant County officials who issued a 90 day outdoor burn ban effective today.
Tarrant County made the recommendation after the Texas Forest Service and the Tarrant County Fire Marshal determined that unincorporated areas in the county are under drought conditions. This move will help protect the lives and property of residents in Tarrant County.
A violation of the Court Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning is a Class “C” Misdemeanor and punishable by a fine of up to $2,000. We urge all residents to comply with the burn ban to help prevent fires during these extremely dry conditions.
For more information please go to www.tarrantcounty.com and click on the “Burn Ban” link on the right side of the page.
If you have any questions, please contact Fire Marshal David Barnes at 817-748-8233.