Travis County lifts burn banSeptember 14th, 2012 at 3:22 pm by Jim Spencer under Weather
(Williamson County also lifted their burn ban yesterday)
Due to the recent significant 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 Oct. 3, 2012.
Contact your local fire department before doing any outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Travis County. Always have a means to extinguish the fire and be sure to attend the fire at all times. 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 Web site at http://www.co.travis.tx.us/fire_marshal/.
If you have any 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 854-4621.
On Tuesday, September 18, the commissioners will again consider and take appropriate action on a new order concerning outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Travis County.