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County lifts burn ban

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by Tai Moses

Due to recent rainfall, cooler temperatures and more rain in the forecast, Travis County Fire Marshal Tony Callaway has informed the Commissioners Court that he will be lifting the burn ban for unincorporated areas of the county today, Wednesday. “While I am encouraged by the improved conditions, I urge residents to continue to be cautious with any outdoor burning,” said Callaway in a news release. “Keep a means of extinguishing the fire nearby at all times, and never leave a fire unattended. Call 911 immediately if a fire gets out of control.” Before doing any outdoor burning, contact your local fire department; if you’re not sure which department to notify, call the Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office at (512) 854-4621. Find more information and regulations about outdoor burning here. You can also sign up to receive text messages when the burn ban status changes.

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