Hays County Burn Ban Rescinded as of February 14, 2017

Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court today (February 14, 2017) rescinded the burn ban for the unincorporated areas of Hays County.

Hays County Fire Marshal Clint Browning urged property owners to burn debris as soon as possible, as the outlook for additional rain past this weekend is unclear.

 “Texas weather changes rapidly, so it is best to take advantage of wetter weather when you can,” he said. “Once the current wet ground and vegetation have dried out, there will be a lot of dried vegetation that can quickly fuel a fire.”

Browning reminded property owners to ensure a responsible adult is on the scene of the fire at all times and to have a water source nearby.

As a courtesy, property owners are asked to let their neighbors know when they are burning outside, and if local fire departments have requested to be notified to do so. There is no need to contact the Hays County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center when you plan to burn.

For more information about outdoor burning rules, visit http://www.co.hays.tx.us/fire-marshal.aspx.