Tarrant County Is Now Under A Ban on Outdoor Burning
The Tarrant County Commissioner’s Court approved an Outdoor Burning Ban for Tarrant County on Tuesday, Oct.1 2019. As of today, all outdoor burning in Tarrant County is PROHIBITED.
This Outdoor Burning Ban will be in place for the next ninety (90)
The unincorporated areas of Tarrant County have been determined to
be under drought conditions by the Texas A&M Forest Service. The
string of 100 plus degree days and lack of sufficient rainfall has
created a potential for wildfires. These conditions have prompted the
Tarrant County Fire Marshal to request the Ban on Outdoor Burning in
an effort to protect lives and properties of the residents in Tarrant
A violation of the Court Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning is a
class C Misdemeanor and punishable of a fine up to $500.
For information on outdoor cooking and outdoor welding guidelines
you can go to http://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/fire-marshal.html.
We urge all residents of Tarrant County to help us during this time.
For our residents in the rural areas, we suggest that you make sure
that you keep an area of approximately 30 feet mowed around your home
and outbuildings to prevent a fire from reaching your
We encourage all Tarrant County residents to BE SAFE.
News release date: October 01, 2019