IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICES & PRESS RELEASES:

Outdoor Burning

OUTDOOR BURN BAN FOR THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF CORYELL COUNTY  REINSTATED EFFECTIVE 24 FEBRUARY 2017

Effective sunrise on February 24, 2017, the Coryell County Order #2017-01 to restrict outdoor burning imposed on January 9, 2017 is reinstated and will remain in effect until sunset on February 27th when the Commissioners’ Court will reassess the risk of controlled burning. A critical fire weather condition is now widespread in West Texas and relatively high winds and low humidity is expected in Central Texas. Please conduct all outside activities in a manner to reduce the risk of fire since there will likely be a high demand to use State wide fire fighting resources during the next few days.

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Coryell County citizens are reminded that all outdoor burning is required to comply with the State Outdoor Burning Rule, Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Sections 111.201 through 111.221 and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (T.C.E.Q.) guidance, RG-049 dated August 2007.

Citizens are asked to contact the County Sheriff's Office at (254) 865-7201, to alert them that a controlled outdoor burn will be conducted.  Citizens are reminded that standard State restrictions remain in effect.

T.C.E.Q. rules also state that a fire must be attended by a responsible person at all times during the active burning phase and that no burning is to begin sooner than one hour after sunrise and must be completed on the same day no later than one hour before sunset.  Citizens are urged to use extreme caution and responsible judgment.  The T.C.E.Q. publishes guidance document to assist in interpreting the Outdoor Burning Rule in Texas.