Burn ban lifted in Travis County

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The recent rainfall brought with it a lowered risk of wildfire, so the Commissioners Court lifted the burn ban for Travis County that was supposed to go on until May 28.

Open burning permits are still required in some emergency service districts and everyone planning to do an outdoor burn should contact their local fire department to obtain permission.

Travis County Emergency Services recommends keeping a means of extinguishing fire nearby at all times when conducting an outdoor burning activity and never leave the fire unattended. Burning is not allowed during windy conditions.

Contact the Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office at 512-854-4621 with any questions.

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