Burn Ban

Cooler Temperatures and Rain Chances Possible

Although there are storms across the area and clouds in the sky, today was the 5th day of 100° temperatures.  This is the 3rd day in a row with temperatures above 100. Currently across North […]

CBS 11–07/11/2013

A bull tries to escape a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Graford, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Tarrant County Raises Ban On Outdoor Burning

The 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.


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Van Zandt County Issues Burn Ban

Van Zandt County is the latest in North Texas to ban outdoor burning.


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Outdoor Burn Ban In Effect For Collin County

Collin County Judge Keith Self signed a Prohibited Buring Order today restricting outdoor and open burning in unincorporated areas.


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Denton County Burn Ban In Effect

Citing 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.


A severe drought has caused a number of dry-land (non-irrigated) crops in Texas to fail. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Recent Rains Concern Fire Officials

Sun, 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.


A bull tries to escape a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Graford, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Texas Hits Record 249 Counties With Burn Bans

The Texas Forest Service said that a record 249 counties have outdoor burn bans as the Texas heat wave and drought continue.


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Outdoor Burn Bans For 248 Texas Counties

The Texas Forest Service says a record 248 counties have outdoor burn bans as the drought continues during oppressive summer heat.


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Local Firework Sales Didn’t Pop This Year

As 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.


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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.


Farming Drought

Drought Having Impact On Ellis County Farmer

In the heart of Ellis County, sprawled across 2,200 acres of land, you’ll find Calvert Farms. “We primarily grow cotton, corn, wheat and this year – we’re growing some sunflowers,” farmer Lee Calvert said.


Tropical Storm Could Determine Burn Ban

Tarrant County’s Fire Marshal says the path of Tropical Storm Alex could determine if he imposes a burn ban.