Fire - burn

GATESVILLE — An order issued in December 2017 to restrict outdoor burning in Coryell County will remain in effect until sunset Feb. 26, when the Commissioners’ Court will reassess the risk of controlled burning, according to a news release from the county.

Outdoor burning of all substances is prohibited, but there are some exceptions:

The ban does not prohibit outdoor burning activities related to public health and safety for firefighter training; public utility, natural gas pipeline or mining operations; planting or harvesting agricultural crops; controlled burns conducted by certified burn managers; welding with a spotter with sufficient water sources available; or burning domestic waste in a barrel when using a screen with no larger than 3/8 inch holes.

Violating the order is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $500. | 254-501-7554

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