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Cobb lifts Hays County burn ban


Hays County Judge Bert Cobb today lifted a ban on outdoor burning effective immediately until further notice.

Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Chambers urged residents to use common sense when burning outdoors – never leave a fire unattended and ensure an adult is on the scene, 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. Cobb can reinstate a burn ban on an emergency basis if the need arises.

For information about outdoor burning rules, the drought index and a wildland fire planning guide for residents visit the Hays County Fire Marshal’s website at www.co.hays.tx.us and choose Fire Marshal from the Law Enforcement dropdown at the top of the County’s home page.