Hays County Judge Liz Sumter signed an emergency order Tuesday morning reinstating the burn ban that prohibits outdoor burning, effective immediately.
The ban had been lifted on April 17, when rain made it safe to allow residents to burn. However, a return to dry conditions compelled the county to reinstate the ban.
“Our citizens should be commended for the cautious approach they have taken over the last several weeks while burning was allowed,” Sumter said. “However, the drought index has risen to a high level and we need to reinstate the ban as a precaution. This burn ban is a preventative approach rather than a reaction to any recent fire incident, and we have our citizens to thank for that.”
For information about the rules for outdoor burning, please go to the Hays County Fire Marshal’s Office.Email | Print