Burn Bans

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Hot, Dry Conditions = Increased North Texas Grass Fire Risk

A 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.

CBS 11–08/18/2015

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

Tarrant County Joins List Of Counties With Outdoor Burning Ban

Tarrant County has joined the growing list of North Texas counties to issue an outdoor burning ban.

08/18/2015

A fireman walks by a burned forest. (credit: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images)

Texans Urged To Use Care With Labor Day Fires

Texas forestry officials have urged caution during Labor Day outings to avoid starting wildfires like a disastrous blaze two years ago blamed on strong winds.

08/22/2013

Firemen work to stop a fire. (credit: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images)

Update On Current Burn Bans

A number of North Texas counties are currently under burn bans. No outdoor burning is allowed in these counties. Do not throw cigarette butts out the window. Do not burn trash.

CBS 11–08/08/2012

A wildfire burns dry grass. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas Wildfire Caution Urged With Fireworks

Texas drought conditions have improved this year, but the Texas Forest Service said that Fourth of July revelers should still practice caution with fireworks.

06/25/2012

A wildfire burns dry grass. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

251 Texas Counties Have Outdoor Burn Bans

The record number of Texas counties with outdoor burn bans has reached 251 as the heat wave and drought continue.

08/23/2011

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

250 Texas Counties Have Outdoor Burn Bans

A record 250 Texas counties have outdoor burn bans as the lingering drought is blamed for staggering agricultural losses.

08/19/2011