There are 122 Texas counties which have enacted a ban on outdoor burning as the fire danger heats up due to lack of rain and dry conditions. Source: Texas A&M Forest Service
UPDATE: As of noon July 2, Burnet County joined the list of counties imposing a ban on outdoor burning, officials said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
MARBLE FALLS — As the summer dry spell and heat linger, several area counties and municipalities have imposed burn bans.
The city of Marble Falls is under a burn ban as of June 28.
Marble Falls Fire Marshal Thomas Crane issued the ban, which will stay in effect “until we receive significant rainfall,” he said.
Across the Highland Lakes, several counties have burn bans in effect, including Llano, Blanco, Lampasas, Williamson, and Travis.
Several Highland Lakes cities followed suit with bans or require a burn permit to do any outdoor burning. The Horseshoe Bay Fire Department, for instance, requires residents get a burn permit through the department before they can do any outdoor burning. However, whenever either Llano or Burnet counties impose a burn ban, the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department will not issue burn permits.
Violating a burn ban can lead to a citation and, possibly, a fine. Before doing any outdoor burning, it’s always a good idea to check with your city of residence or your county’s sheriff’s office.
While fireworks are permitted in unincorporated areas of the counties, cities often ban them. Check with individual cities for fireworks information.