Today, December 14, 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.
The high fuel load from the dry cured vegetation, lower than normal humidity and the strong gusty winds that occurs during this time of the year makes the Ban on Outdoor Burning necessary to protect properties in Tarrant County.
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
We urge all residents of Tarrant County to help us during this time.
For our residents in the rural areas, we strongly 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
To view a video on the dangers of wildfires, click here.
For more information about the burn ban, please call the Fire Marshal's Office at 817-838-4660.