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Travis County issues burn ban
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano
The Travis County Commissioners Court has issued a burn ban, effective immediately, for the unincorporated areas of the county. The ban will run through Dec. 16 unless further action is taken. Travis County Chief Fire Marshal Tony Callaway explained that the lack of rain and humidity led to the ban. “We’re also expecting humidity levels to decline over the next few weeks, worsening our current situation and creating greater risk for the potential spread of wildfires,” Callaway said, adding that the burn ban was a necessary step “to ensure public safety.”
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