Today, August 17, 2010, the Tarrant County Commissionerís Court approved an Outdoor Burning Ban for Tarrant County.
This Outdoor Burning Ban will be in place for the next 90 days.
As of today, all outdoor burning in Tarrant County is PROHIBITED.
Several areas of the unincorporated areas of Tarrant County have been determined to be under drought conditions by the Texas Forest Service and the Tarrant County Fire Marshal requested the Ban on Outdoor Burning in an effort to protect lives and properties of the residents in Tarrant County. Also, the weather outlook for the next fourteen days indicates most of the county will be under drought conditions.
A violation of the Court Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning is a class C Misdemeanor and punishable of a fine up to $500.00.
For information on outdoor cooking and outdoor welding guidelines you can go to www.tarrantcounty.com
and click on the Burn Ban link on the right side of the page.
We urge all residents of Tarrant County to help us during this time.
For our residents in the rural areas, we suggest that you make sure that you keep an area of about 30 feet mowed around your home and out buildings to prevent a fire from reaching your structures.
We encourage all Tarrant County residents to BE SAFE.
Tarrant County Fire Marshal
Outdoor Cooking During a Burn Ban
Outdoor Welding Guidelines during the Ban on Outdoor Burning