Williamson County was placed under a fire ban due to ongoing wildfire conditions

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — Central Texas may feel cooler, but the risk of fires breaking out remains high.

On Tuesday the Williamson County Commissioners Court issued a nationwide cremation ban at noon on Oct. 18 that will not exceed 90 days. In Travis County, a The burning ban remains in place until October 26th. It was implemented at the end of September.

According to a Williamson County press release, the ban was implemented due to severe drought conditions, above-average heat, low humidity, low fuel humidity, and high winds creating dangerous wildfire conditions that can be exacerbated by outdoor fires. The order may be overturned by the district court if conditions improve.

It is a violation of the order to burn combustible material outside of a space intended to contain all flames and sparks, or to direct others to burn it.

The ban prohibits the burning of household waste, such as leaves, grass, brushwood and other garden waste. It also prohibits burning to clear trees, stumps, shrubs, or other vegetation.

Violating the order is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.

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Laura Coffey

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