Hays County


Hays County Reinstates Burn Ban as of July 7, 2017

Posted by Laureen Chernow Friday, July 7, 2017 12:42:00 PM Categories: Press Releases

Hays County Reinstates Burn Ban for Unincorporated Areas of the County on July 7

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 Hays County Fire Marshal Clint Browning, the decision was made based on continuing windy conditions and low humidity throughout much of the county. The number of grass fires and house fires has risen throughout the county, and chances for area-wide rain are slim.

Grills with lids are allowed to be used during a burn ban, but burn barrels, even with lids, are banned.  Burn Ban violators can face a fine of up to $500.