FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s too dry to burn proper now in Tarrant County.
The Tarrant County Commissioners Courtroom authorised an outside burning ban for unincorporated Tarrant County efficient Tuesday, Jan. 4.
All outside burning is prohibited for the following 90 days.
The Texas Forest Service has decided that Tarrant County is at the moment experiencing drought circumstances.
“The Tarrant County Hearth Marshal requested the ban on outside burning to guard the lives and property of Tarrant County residents,” the county mentioned in a information launch.
A violation is a category C misdemeanor which may imply as much as a $500 wonderful for somebody caught burning.
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“We urge all residents of Tarrant County to assist us throughout this time,” mentioned Tarrant County Hearth Marshal Randy Renois. “For our residents within the rural areas, we advise that you simply just remember to maintain an space of roughly 30 toes mowed round your property and outbuildings to forestall a fireplace from reaching your buildings. We encourage all Tarrant County residents to be protected.”