Please be cautious with any outdoor burning activity
With this week’s rainfall and the decrease in the risk of wildfire, Fire Marshal Hershel Lee has lifted the burn ban for Travis County that was scheduled to end on Feb. 6, 2013.
Contact your local fire department before conducting outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Travis County. To burn materials safely, keep a means of extinguishing the fire nearby at all times and never leave the fire unattended. Burning is not allowed during windy conditions.
Please be cautious with any outdoor burning activity. Outdoor burning must be conducted under state regulations found in Texas Administrative Code Section 30 TAC 111.219 or summarized on the Travis County Fire Marshal’s website at http://www.co.travis.tx.us/fire_marshal/.
If you have questions related to the burn ban or need assistance in determining which fire department you will need to notify, please contact the Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office at 512-854-4621.
On Tuesday, January 15, the commissioners will again consider and take appropriate action on a new order concerning outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Travis County.
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