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Travis County enacts burn ban

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

At the July 21 meeting of the Travis County Commissioners Court, commissioners voted to issue a burn ban in the unincorporated areas of the county beginning July 21 and extending through Aug. 26. The burn ban does not limit prescribed burns or outdoor grilling, although Travis County Fire Marshal Tony Callaway urged caution when barbecuing outdoors. “Because conditions have continued to worsen over the last several weeks, there is an increased risk in fire potential,” he said. “While we could potentially receive some rainfall, there is no guarantee at this time and a burn ban is necessary to ensure public safety.”

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