Commissioners Consider Fire Suppression, Pass on Burn Ban
... fireworks’ the County must be under a drought index of 575 and there must be a burn ban in place. Blanco County is currently in a 0-200 drought index. Hence, per the Texas Forest Service no action is taken.” County Commissioner Granberg asked the ...
Wise needs permanent burn ban
Weather conditions change on a dime in Texas. The KBDI measurement on June 13 does not reflect what it could be three weeks into the future. The “as needed” burn bans ... there are tons of dry grass and brush to fuel fires with. Wise County could ...
Harris County passes burn ban for rural areas
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Harris County commissioners have passed a burn ban for rural areas. The fire marshal requested that ban as the wildfire danger in Texas is higher than ever ... It was time to put it back. There is no rain in the forecast anytime soon."
Burn Ban May be on the Way for Lubbock County
Right now, Lubbock is in the minority of West Texas counties, one of the few without a burn ban currently in place. And County Commissioner Bill McCay says there's a reason for that. "Those rural residents who choose not to have dumpsters, who choose to ...
Total burn ban declared
All burning is prohibited in Wise ... “If there’s a 10 or 15 mph gust, (the fire) just takes off on (the firefighters) because the fuel is so dry.” Commissioners will reconsider the ban at their regular meeting Monday, Aug. 15. The county has been ...