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.
Van Zandt County is the latest in North Texas to ban outdoor burning.
Collin County Judge Keith Self signed a Prohibited Buring Order today restricting outdoor and open burning in unincorporated areas.
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.
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.
The Texas Forest Service said that a record 249 counties have outdoor burn bans as the Texas heat wave and drought continue.
The Texas Forest Service says a record 248 counties have outdoor burn bans as the drought continues during oppressive summer heat.
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.
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.
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.
Tarrant County’s Fire Marshal says the path of Tropical Storm Alex could determine if he imposes a burn ban.
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