Austin
1:25 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Travis County Burn Ban Back On

The burn ban is back.

At their meeting this morning, the Travis County Commissioners approved a recommendation from county Fire Marshall Hershel Lee to reinstate the ban.

The ban prohibits the burning “of any combustible material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and/or sparks,” along with “any activity outdoors which could allow flames or sparks that could result in a fire unless done in an enclosure designed to protect the spread of fire,” i.e., smoking. If you’re in need of more guidance, you can read the court order.

The ban had been temporarily lifted around the holiday season. But despite recent rains, Texas drought conditions plod on.