DeWitt County Judge imposes burn ban order in effect through February

Burn ban is effective immediately

DEWITT COUNTY, Texas- The DeWitt County Judge, Daryl Fowler wrote a burn ban order effective immediately on Monday, November 24, 2020.

The burn ban prohibits anyone from igniting any fires outside of an enclosure that can contain all flames or sparks.

To inquire about an exception you must notify the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Dispatcher by calling 361-375-5734, and a local fire department on the day of the burn prior to the ignition of the fire.

The order also says that anyone who violates the burn ban would be committing a Class C Misdemeanor, and could be fined up to $500.

The order does not apply to burning brush piles outside by commercial contractors or landowners who do so responsibly where no vegetation is around. Burning is also permissible in screen-covered containers with half-inch or smaller openings.

To read the full order, which will be in place for 90 days, until February 21, 2021, click here.