Hays County issues burn ban following brush fire in Kyle

A large grass fire east of Kyle on Peaceful Valley Road and Mathias Lane led to evacuations Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 (North Hays Fire Photo)
A large grass fire east of Kyle on Peaceful Valley Road and Mathias Lane led to evacuations Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 (North Hays Fire Photo)

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — After a grass fire burned 150 acres near Kyle on Monday, Hays County reinstated its burn ban Tuesday morning.

The decision was made based on continuing high winds and low humidity through much of the county. The county says dry grass that fueled Monday’s fire has been observed in other parts of the county.

Investigators determined Monday’s fire started as a trash fire. High wind and dry vegetation made conditions hard for firefighters to put out the fire quickly. The fire burned three sheds and several cars.

People who violate the burn ban can face a fine of up to $500.

Currently, the only other county in Central Texas to have a burn ban in effect is Caldwell County. For a full list, click here.

 

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