Hays County Emergency Information

Burn Ban has been lifted.

Please take a minute to review the general requirements for outdoor burning:

General Requirements for outdoor Burning:

300 feet from any structure on adjacent properties.

Smoke must not create a nuisance to neighbors or traffic.

Winds less than 23mph.

Burning allow one hour after sunrise to one hour before sunset. All fires, smoke and smoldering must be completely out overnight.

Must be continually supervised by a responsible adult.

Must have a means to control and extinguish the fire (water hose, buckets, tanks, tractor, shovels, etc.).

You may only burn natural materials (tree limbs, branches, brush, leaves, grass, etc.).

You may never burn (trash, garbage, construction materials, tires, rubber, plastic, hydrocarbons, fiberglass, asbestos, hazardous materials, processes materials, lumber, etc.).

Have a means to call 911, know your address, have your address clearly posted and have access for the Fire Department (gate unlocked, etc).

Keep your burn pile small and then feed more material into it as it burns down.

Posted by Kharley Smith Friday, November 8, 2019 1:58:00 PM