Counties lifting burn bans due to recent rainfall

Hidden Pines Fire brush burning. (Courtesy: TPWD)
Hidden Pines Fire brush burning. (Courtesy: TPWD)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The recent storms that swept across Central Texas have alleviated the wildfire risk, lifting the burn ban for Hays, Bastrop, Travis and Williamson County.

The ban was expected to end Nov. 18, but the Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office decided to lift it early.

The community is still asked to be cautious when starting a fire. Permits or permission from the local fire department are required for open burns. It is also important to keep a water source nearby to contain and control the fire.

To find out if your outdoor burning activity is following the state regulations visit the Travis County Fire Marshal’s website here. You can also call the office with any questions (512)-854-4621.

Hays County residents can call the Emergency Communications Office (512)-393-7896.

In Bastrop anyone who wants to burn must receive permission by calling (512)-549-5100 and advise dispatch of the location.

Full list of counties still under the burn ban here.

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