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Posted on: June 25, 2018

No Outdoor Burning Allowed

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Effective immediately, outdoor burning is prohibited until further notice.  This includes all outdoor fires, including fires contained in a container or semi-enclosure, such as a barrel or hopper. (It does not include grills, barbeques, or smokers which are used to cook food and are fully covered and attended). Open grills, barbeques 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 of30 minutes after cessation of any outdoor welding activity.

This Order does not prohibit outdoor burning activities related to public health and safety that are authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for: (1) firefighter training; (2) public utility, natural gas pipeline or mining operations;
(3) planting or harvesting of agricultural crops; or (4) bums that are conducted by a prescribed burn manager certified under Section 153 .048, Natural Resources Code, and meets the standards of Section 153 .047, Natural Resources Code.

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