Current Wildland Fire Danger: Moderate
On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Williamson County Judge Dan A. Gattis lifted
the burn ban for unincorporated areas in Williamson County.
Citizens should still take safety precautions when conducting outdoor burning, such as the following:
• Be aware of current weather conditions, i.e. Red Flag Warnings.
• Fires must be attended at all times with a spotter.
• Fires need to be extinguished before dark.
• County residents should report their controlled burn to Williamson County 911 Communications Center at 943-1389 to avoid unnecessary service calls.
Although some areas of Texas received rain, the state remains in a drought. Use caution when outdoors, it only takes one spark. Homes near wildland areas are at risk of burning in a wildfire, but a little advance preparation can greatly increase your home’s chance of survival. Remove dead vegetation within 30 feet of your house. Trim tree branches up from the ground and away from your house. Clean needles and dry leaves out of gutters. Create a firewise space around your house that is lean, clean, and green.
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