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Posted on: August 19, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Tarrant County under Burn Ban

Tarrant County under Burn Ban

The Tarrant County Commissioner’s Court approved an outdoor burning ban for Tarrant County. All outdoor burning in Tarrant County is PROHIBITED. The ban will be in place for the next ninety (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 the lives and properties Tarrant County residents.

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

Residents in rural areas are encouraged to keep an area of approximately 30 feet mowed around homes and outbuildings to prevent a fire from reaching structures.

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