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OUTDOOR BURNING

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR BURNING

 

  • The Outdoor Burning Rule sets the following general requirements for allowable outdoor burning.  They are designed to reduce the likelihood that burning will create a nuisance, cause a hazard, or harm the environment.

  • Notify the Texas Forest Service before carrying out any prescribed or controlled burns that are intended for forest management.

  • Burn only outside the corporate limits of a city or town, unless the incorporated city or town has an ordinance that permits burning.  City of Springtown has an ordinance against burning in city limits.

  • Begin or continue burning only when the wind direction and other weather conditions are such that the smoke and other pollutants will not present a hazard to any public road, landing strip or navigable water.

  • Keep fires downwind of, or at least 300 feet away from, any neighboring structure that contains sensitive receptors.  This requirement may be waived only with the prior written approval of whoever owns or rents the adjacent property and either resides or conducts business there.

  • Begin Burning no earlier than one hour after sunrise, end it the same day no later than one hour before sunset, and make sure that a responsible party is present while the burn is active and the fire is progressing.

  • Don’t burn any electrical insulation, treated lumber, plastics, construction or demolition materials not made of wood.  Do not burn heavy oils, potentially explosive materials, chemical wastes, or items that contain natural or synthetic rubber.

  • No burning at night except for cooking and heat

  • No burning in pits.


PLEASE NOTE – WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY CAUSE A BURN BAN TO BE ENACTED

BY COMMISSIONERS COURT OF PARKER COUNTY.
 

DURING A BURN BAN NO OUTSIDE BURNING OF ANY TYPE IS ALLOWED!

IF YOU PLAN TO CONDUCT A CONTROLLED BURN,
CONTACT THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS PRIOR TO THE BURN.
ADVISE THEM OF WHO, WHAT, WHEN AND WHERE.

Parker County Fire Alarm at 817-598-0969

    
    
 

You can find additional information regarding Outdoor Burning online at –

http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assistance/air/odb


Then go to the Rules menu, select the rule which is found in 30 TAC Sections 111.201-221.

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