EFFECTIVE 10 OCTOBER 2017
The temporary lifting of the Burn Ban is extended for unincorporated Coryell County effective immediately, October 10, 2017, through sunset on Monday, October 23, 2017, given the low risk of wildfires during the current rain window. This will allow residents to burn as needed and hopefully mitigate future wild fires by burning off dead vegetation during this low threat window following the rains.
As a reminder, no burning is permitted if winds are forecast to be 23 mph or greater. Citizens are asked to contact the County Sheriff’s office to alert them that a burn will be conducted, 254- 865-7201. Commissioners' Court will convene on Monday, October 23, and at that time will determine the status of the burn ban to be effective on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.
Coryell County citizens are reminded that all outdoor burning is required to comply with the State Outdoor Burning Rule, Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Sections 111.201 through 111.221 and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (T.C.E.Q.) guidance, RG-049 dated August 2007.
Citizens are asked to contact the County Sheriff's Office at (254) 865-7201, to alert them that a controlled outdoor burn will be conducted. Citizens are reminded that standard State restrictions remain in effect.
T.C.E.Q. rules also state that a fire must be attended by a responsible person at all times during the active burning phase and that no burning is to begin sooner than one hour after sunrise and must be completed on the same day no later than one hour before sunset. Citizens are urged to use extreme caution and responsible judgment. The T.C.E.Q. publishes guidance document to assist in interpreting the Outdoor Burning Rule in Texas.