Monday, May 28, 2012

Hays County Burn Ban Once Again a Possibility

As reported in, and with thanks to, DSBabble

The Hays County Commissioners Court Tuesday reaffirmed that a ban against burning in Hays County remains lifted – for the time being. County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., noted that while the outdoor burning of brush and debris is still legal, citizens needing to do so should plan to burn soon and with care.

“With highs in the 90s and fewer chances of rain as we approach summer, we expect we’ll have to reinstate the burn ban soon,” Cobb said. “If you have burning that you need to do, do it soon and be extremely careful. If you are burning a large amount of brush, advise your local fire department (not the Sheriff’s Office) as a precaution and as a courtesy, tell your neighbors.”

Hays County Commissioners meet each Tuesday and could reinstate the ban at any time. Neighbors who keep burn piles and have been waiting to burn should consider burning as soon as wind conditions permit. Current information on county burn bans can be found on the Hays County Website, or by contacting the Hays County Fire Marshal at 512-393-7339.

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