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Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Fire marshal: ‘Improper burning’ caused 150-acre grass fire near Kyle

Hays County Fire Marshal Clint Browning said today that the 150-acre grass fire east of Kyle on Monday was caused by a resident improperly burning household garbage in a backyard.

Monday, October 26th, 2015

With burn ban lifted, Hays County official reminds residents of still-missing flood victims

Hays County Judge Bert Cobb lifted the ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county on Monday after days of rainfall eased wildfire conditions.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Rising drought index reignites Hays County burn ban

Citing a rapidly increasing drought index rating, the commissioners court on Tuesday reinstated a ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of Hays County.

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Commissioners court reinstates burn ban

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Aug. 6 reinstated the burn ban in unincorporated areas of Hays County because of increasingly dry conditions.

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Court puts Hays County back under burn ban

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday reinstated a countywide burn ban.

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Drought index rises but burn ban still lifted

The Hays County Commissioners Court decided not to impose a burn ban at its regular session June 5 but the window of opportunity for outdoor burning is sure to shut soon , County Judge Bert Cobb said.

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Judge lifts Hays County burn ban

Hays County Judge Bert Cobb lifted a months-long burn ban today but says it's likely to be reinstated in a week. Higher humidity, calmer winds and greener grasses make it less likely that outside fires will spread...

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Commissioners Court puts Hays County under burn ban

Under the advisement of Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Chambers, the Hays County Commissioners Court enacted a countywide burn ban effective Monday, officials say.

Friday, April 17th, 2009

County lifts burn ban – for now

Hays County has temporarily lifted its burn ban because of recent heavy rains that continued into Friday afternoon.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Burn ban back on

After only five days without a ban on outdoor burning, Hays County reinstated the burn ban today.

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