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Burn Ban currently in effect for Brazos County

Posted at 12:20 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 13:20:18-04

BRAZOS COUNTY — A burn ban is currently in effect for Brazos County until November 16, 2020.

The order prohibits all outdoor burning taking effect August 18, 2020, and is set to expire on November 16, 2020, unless the restrictions are terminated earlier.

Exceptions to the burn ban include welding and outdoor cooking.

For welding, you must maintain a minimum of 100 gallons of water at the site and one water pressure fire extinguisher per spotter.

No welding shall occur if winds are greater than 20 mph or relative humidity is less than 30%.

Prior to welding, give notice to the Brazos County Risk Manager and Brazos County Emergency Services.

All outdoor cooking or open flame devices are prohibited unless the device is propane or natural gas and has a full enclosure it utilizes at all times and unless the device is wood or charcoal and has a full enclosure.