Burn Ban Press Release
FORT WORTH TEXAS 76111
2750 PREMIER STREET
FIRE MARSHALL . PHONE: 817-838-4660 . FAX: 817-831-2007
TARRANT COUNTY IS NOW UNDER A BAN ON OUTDOOR BURNING
Today, September 28, 2021, the Tarrant County Commissioner’s Court approved an Outdoor Burning Ban for Tarrant County. As of today, all outdoor burning in Tarrant County is PROHIBITED. This Outdoor Burning Ban will be in place for the next ninety (90) days.
The unincorporated areas of Tarrant County have been determined to be under drought conditions by the Texas Forest Service. 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 County.
A violation of the Court Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning is a class C Misdemeanor and punishable of a fine up to $500.00.
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 structures.
We encourage all Tarrant County residents to BE SAFE.
Tarrant County Fire Marshal
News release date: September 28, 2021