THE BAN ON OUTDOOR BURNING
HAS BEEN LIFTED- March 28, 2017
When drought conditions mandate a burn ban, the Tarrant County
Commissioners Court will approve a ban on outdoor burning for a period
of 90 days. During this time no open flames, sparks or embers are
allowed. For our residents in the rural areas, we strongly suggest
that you make sure you keep an area of approximately 30 feet mowed
around your home and out buildings to prevent a fire from reaching
your structures. A violation of the Court Order Prohibiting Outdoor
Burning is a Class C Misdemeanor and punishable of a fine up to $500.
Review the guidelines for outdoor cooking and outdoor welding during burn bans or
contact the Tarrant County Fire Marshal's Office. If sufficient
amounts of rainfall occur during a burn ban, the Tarrant County Fire
Marshal may request a repeal of the burn ban.
If burning is allowed, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Chapter 111, Subchapter B, governs outdoor burning in the State of Texas. The Tarrant County Fire Marshal’s Office reminds you that if you conduct an outside burn, you must observe the following requirements:
To report someone illegally burning outdoors, call the Tarrant County Fire Alarm Center at 817-232-9800 or the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office at 817-884-1315.
The authority to conduct outdoor burning under this regulation does not exempt or excuse any person responsible from the consequences, damages or injuries resulting from the burning and does not exempt or excuse anyone from complying with all other applicable laws or ordinances, regulations and orders of governmental entities having jurisdiction -- even though the burning is otherwise conducted in compliance with this regulation.
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