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Tarrant County ban on outdoor burning in effect

Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:01 PM

On Dec. 12, the Tarrant County Commissioner’s Court approved an Outdoor Burning Ban for Tarrant County.  As of today, all outdoor burning in Tarrant County is PROHIBITED. This Outdoor Burning Ban will be in place for the next 90 days.

The unincorporated areas of Tarrant County have been determined to be under drought conditions by the Texas Forest Service. These conditions have prompted the Tarrant County Fire Marshal to request the Ban on Outdoor Burning in an effort to protect lives and properties of the residents in Tarrant County.

Residents in the incorporated city of Colleyville will not see a difference as Colleyville does not allow outdoor burning at any time. This regulation does not affect chimineas or fire pits.

A violation of the Court Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning is a class C Misdemeanor and punishable of a fine up to $500.00.

For information on outdoor cooking and outdoor welding guidelines you can go to

http://access.tarrantcounty.com/en/fire-marshal.html.

We urge all residents of Tarrant County to help us during this time. For our residents in the rural areas, we suggest that you make sure that you keep an area of approximately 30 feet mowed around your home and outbuildings to prevent a fire from reaching your structures.

Residents should also take measures to protect their homes by removing unwanted combustible debris and vegetation away from their homes and be sure to keep water hoses readily accessible in the event a small fire starts.

We encourage all Tarrant County residents to BE SAFE.

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