FORT WORTH TEXAS 76111
2750 PREMIER STREET
FIRE MARSHALL . PHONE: 817-838-4660 . FAX: 817-831-2007
The Tarrant County Commissioners Court approved an outdoor burning ban Tuesday for Tarrant County. All outdoor burning is prohibited in Tarrant County for the next 90 days.
The severe drought conditions in unincorporated areas of Tarrant County have prompted the Tarrant County Fire Marshal to request the ban on outdoor burning to protect lives and properties of Tarrant County residents. The Texas A&M Forest Service supports the request for an outdoor burning ban.
A violation of the Court Order prohibiting outdoor burning is a Class C Misdemeanor with a fine up to $500.
Please visit Outdoor Cooking and Outdoor Welding Guidelines, for more information
Tarrant County Fire Marshal Randy Renois encourages residents to attend fireworks shows that are being held all over Tarrant County this July 4th weekend and not to personally use fireworks with the ongoing drought conditions.
For residents in rural areas, Renois recommends keeping an area of approximately 30 feet mowed around homes and outbuildings to prevent a fire from reaching those structures.
Residents should also remove unwanted combustible debris and vegetation away from their homes and be sure to keep water hoses accessible in the event a small fire starts.
“We encourage all Tarrant County residents to take these precautions and be safe over the holiday weekend,”
Tarrant County Fire Marshal
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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