The emergency burn ban enacted by Hays County July 5 expired July 12 and will not be renewed prior to the next Hays County Commissioners Court meeting July 17. Emergency burn bans are valid for seven days and must be renewed to remain in effect.
“We enacted the emergency burn ban July 5 because of the increasing dryness experienced by most of the county,” County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., said. “Recent rains have resulted in improved conditions that allow for responsible outdoor burning. The Commissioners Court will have an opportunity to review the need for a burn ban at its regular meeting on Tuesday.”
For more information, see the entire text of this announcement at the Hays County Website.