TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas - The burn ban has been lifted for unincorporated areas of Travis County, effective immediately.
The Travis County Fire Marshal's office says that because Central Texas is expected to receive rain throughout the week, conditions are expected to improve and lower the fire risk.
The public is still advised to be careful and be aware of fire danger when conducting outdoor burning. Residents should have water nearby in case of a fire, and should call 9-1-1 immediately if a fire gets out of control.
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Residents are advised to contact their local fire department before conducting outdoor burning. If you don't know which fire department you should notify, you can contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 512-854-4621.
Outdoor burning must be conducted under state regulations found in Texas Administrative Code Section 30 TAC 111.219 or summarized here.