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Burn ban in effect

Monday, July 17, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

Since last week, all city of Austin parkland has been under a burn ban. That means parks, greenbelts and reserves have been closed to fires and grilling. Yes, that includes wood and charcoal pits, grills and smokers. Parkgoers are allowed to use propane stoves in designated picnic areas, however. Anyone caught disregarding the ban could face a fine of up to $500. And the burn ban doesn’t end at city limits, either. Travis County has been under a ban since July 6. Both the city and county will alert residents when the bans are no longer in effect.

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