Hot, Dry Conditions = Increased North Texas Grass Fire RiskA dozen North Texas counties have declared burn bans as foliage and area residents wither during a long, dry summer. And fire hazards become more dangerous with each dry, hot day.
Tarrant County Joins List Of Counties With Outdoor Burning BanTarrant County has joined the growing list of North Texas counties to issue an outdoor burning ban.
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Tarrant County Raises Ban On Outdoor BurningThe Tarrant County Commissioner’s Court has approved an outdoor burning ban for Tarrant County effective Dec. 4. The ban will be in place for the next 90 days.
Van Zandt County Issues Burn BanVan Zandt County is the latest in North Texas to ban outdoor burning.
Outdoor Burn Ban In Effect For Collin CountyCollin County Judge Keith Self signed a Prohibited Buring Order today restricting outdoor and open burning in unincorporated areas.
Denton County Burn Ban In EffectCiting the lack of sufficient rainfall and the increased risk of wildfires, Denton County Judge Mary Horn instated a mandatory county-wide burn ban effective today.
Recent Rains Concern Fire OfficialsSun, dry weather, wind and dormant grass. The conditions are ripe for grass fires to break out even if it has been raining recently. In fact, the rain may have complicated things.
Texas Hits Record 249 Counties With Burn BansThe Texas Forest Service said that a record 249 counties have outdoor burn bans as the Texas heat wave and drought continue.
Outdoor Burn Bans For 248 Texas CountiesThe Texas Forest Service says a record 248 counties have outdoor burn bans as the drought continues during oppressive summer heat.
Local Firework Sales Didn't Pop This YearAs burn bans went up in more Texas counties, so did the most recent local rainfall totals, on the front doors of Nelson’s Fireworks in Roanoke.
Johnson County, A Refuge For Fireworks Among Burn Bans Burn bans across many North Texas counties will make it difficult for residents to use fireworks this Independence Day. Johnson County is one of those counties, however selling and shooting fireworks is still allowed in unincorporated areas and designated zones.