Tuesday, November 29, 2016 10:58:00 AM
Hays County Reinstates Burn Ban for Unincorporated Areas of the County
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – Hays County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., has reinstated the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Hays County effective immediately.
After consultation with the Hays County Fire Marshal Clint Browning, the decision was made based on continuing high winds and low humidity through much of the county. Dry grass fuel, similar to what was involved in a 150-acre grass fire near Kyle on Monday, has been observed in other parts of the county.
Grills with lids are allowed to be used, but not burn barrels even if they have a lid. Violators can face a fine of up to $500.