Burn Ban Lifted
FORT WORTH TEXAS 76111
September 8, 2020
The Ban on Outdoor Burning Has been Lifted
The Tarrant County Fire Marshal’s Office reminds you that if you conduct an outside burn, you must observe the following requirements:
- Burn only in the unincorporated areas of Tarrant County.
- Contact the Tarrant County Fire Alarm Center at 817-232-9800 on the day you plan to burn to register your address and to confirm it is an allowable burn day. The Fire Alarm Center is open 24/7.
- The party responsible for the burn must be present at all times and remains liable for damages.
- Begin burning no earlier than one hour after sunrise and end the same day no later than one hour before sunset – NO BURNING AT NIGHT.
- Make sure the smoke does not blow towards a neighbor’s house or onto a road.
- The burn must be downwind and at least 300 feet from structures on adjacent properties.
- Only burn brush, tree limbs, grass clippings or leaves. The material MUST be generated from the property. NO HAULING IN. NO BURNING OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL, HEAVY OILS OR CHEMICAL WASTES.
- No burning if wind speeds (either constant or gusts) are greater than 23 mph.
- To conduct prescribed burns, you must contact the Tarrant County Fire Marshal’s Office for approval.
News release date: September 08, 2020