New burn ban in Travis County

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Travis County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to ban outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of the county.  The burn ban will expire on March 19.


According to the Travis County Fire Marshal Hershel Lee STAR flight responded to a fire in McDade and one in Florence on the weekend of Feb. 14 to 16. As conditions continue to dry, the chances for fire increase.

The outdoor burning ban doesn’t affect prescribed burns under supervision of a prescription burn manager. Outdoor hot work remains unaffected. To obtain a permit for either of these activities, contact the Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office or the fire department.

If you have questions about the burn ban, please call the Fire Marshal’s Office at 512-854-4621, or contact your local fire department. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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