The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, December 11, reinstated a countywide burn ban, effective immediately. The Court also banned the sale and use of fireworks with sticks and fins due to the fire hazard they present.
Charcoal and gas grills are exempt from the ban, but burning in “burn barrels” (including barrels with screens on the top) is not allowed.
“If you are grilling outdoors, please use extreme caution,” Mark Chambers, Hays County Fire Marshal said. “Make sure you have a water source nearby to douse escaping sparks and never leave your grill unattended. Place the grill away from anything else that could catch fire, including your house, and don’t dispose of coals until you are certain they are cold.”
For more information on the burn ban, please see the Hays County website.