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County issues burn ban

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 by Tai Moses

With humidity levels plunging and wildfire danger rising, the Commissioners Court has voted to issue another burn ban, effective immediately, for the unincorporated areas of the county. As Travis County Chief Fire Marshal Tony Callaway explained in a news release, the new burn ban “is needed to ensure the public’s safety.” Though the new ban covers outdoor burning, it does not affect “prescribed burns conducted under the supervision of a prescription burn manager.” The burn ban is due to expire on Wednesday, March 9, “unless further action is taken by the county judge or county fire marshal prior to that date.”

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