Burn Ban Notices

As of August 2, 2019 -


Effective immediately, outdoor burning is prohibited in all unincorporated areas of McLennan County, Texas, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Code 352.081.

For purposes of this Order, the term "Outdoor Burning" means:

1. All outdoor fires, including fires contained in a container or semi-enclosure, such as a barrel or hopper

(It does not include grills, bar-b-ques, or smokers which are used to cook food and are fully covered and attended). 

Open grills, bar-b-ques or smokers are prohibited; and

2. The use of welders or cutting torches is prohibited unless the user has on hand adequate fire suppression equipment & personnel. Specifically this must include, as a minimum:

        a) a 2A-20BC fire extinguisher, kept within 30 feet of any outdoor welding activity; and

        b) an individual to serve as a "fire monitor" during all welding activities with the monitor remaining on the scene for a minimum of 30 minutes after cessation of any outdoor welding activity.