Hays County today lifted its ban on outdoor burning effective Friday, September 14, 2012 until further notice.
Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Chambers urged residents to use common sense when burning outdoors – never leave a fire unattended by an adult, have a water source nearby, alert your local fire department (not the Sheriff’s Office) that you are going to burn and as a courtesy, notify your immediate neighbors.
The need for a burn ban is reviewed each week during Tuesday’s Commissioners Court meetings. County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., can reinstate a burn ban on an emergency basis if the need arises.
For more information about outdoor burning rules, the drought index and a wildland fire planning guide for residents visit the Hays County web site at www.co.hays.tx.us, or the Fire Marshal’s website and choose Fire Marshal from the Law Enforcement dropdown at the top of the County’s home page.