Hays County Lifts Burn Ban
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – Hays County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., today lifted the burn ban in Hays County, citing widespread rain in Hays County as ending the need for a ban.
Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Chambers reminded property owners that an adult should always be attending any outdoor fire and that a water source should be available. He also noted that debris piles, especially those near waterways, should be thoroughly searched before being burned. Authorities are still searching for the remains of two children swept away in the Blanco River flood Memorial Day weekend, and valuable personal property could still be found and returned to its owner.
Property owners planning to burn should notify the Hays County Emergency Communications Office at 512-393-7896, their local fire department, and as a courtesy their neighbors.
Outdoor burning is never allowed at night or when winds are predicted to be more than 23 mph.
The need for a burn ban is reviewed weekly at Commissioners Court meetings and can be enacted at any time by the County Judge on an emergency basis. The Hays County Fire Marshal, in conjunction with local fire department chiefs, makes recommendations as to whether a ban is needed.