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Tarrant County issues outdoor burn ban

Post Date:10/01/2019

The Tarrant County Commissioners Court issued a 90-day outdoor burn ban at its meeting Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Commissioners cited dry grass and ongoing extreme heat in their decision, noting that the county is experiencing a drought that has created a potential for damaging wildfires. Violators of the outdoor burn ban could be charged with a Class C misdemeanor and fines of up to $500.

For more information, or for guidelines regulating outdoor cooking and outdoor welding, call Fire Marshal Debra Crafton at 817-743-4472.