Burn Ban In Effect

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July 27, 2020

Burn Ban in effect for Gillespie County! Effective Monday, July 27, 2020

Gillespie County was placed under a Burn Ban effective Monday, July 27, 2020, by the Gillespie County Commissioners Court.

On Monday, July 27, 2020, the Gillespie County Commissioners Court declared that circumstances present in all or part of the unincorporated area of Gillespie County create a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by outdoor burning.

Due to hot and dry conditions, and the lack of significant rainfall, all persons are advised that an open burning is extremely likely to cause very dangerous wildfire, posing risks to lives and property. Local fire department officials, the National Weather Service and Texas Forest Service personnel advise that there is no present forecast for improving conditions.

The Order signed by Judge Stroeher provides that a violation of the Order shall constitute a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $500.

This Order in its entirety can be found at https://www.gillespiecounty.org/page/burn_ban_info_page.

This Order shall expire at the end of 90 days after the effective date shown on the Order, or upon a determination by the Commissioners Court.

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