Williamson County issues burn ban

The Williamson County Commissioners Court issued a burn ban on August 4. The ban is not to exceed 90 days and can be lifted during this time if conditions improve.

The burn ban prohibits the burning of household yard waste, such as leaves, grass, brush and other yard trimmings. It also prohibits burning to clear land of trees, stumps, shrubbery or other natural vegetation.

A person violates this order if he burns any combustible material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and/or sparks, or orders such burning by others.

Those who violate the burn ban can be punished by a fine of up to $500.