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Fire Marshal’s Office Approves Prescribed Burn – Date Changed to Sept. 3

Hays County Commissioners Court today approved a burn ban resolution presented by County Fire Marshal Nathan Mendenhall. The updated ban includes several exceptions which were not included in the ban enacted at a recent Court meeting. Exceptions include firefighter training, hot work operations (welding), harvesting and prescribed burns.  These exceptions may be granted through a permit by the Hays County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Mendenhall also informed the Commissioners Court about a prescribed burn taking place beginning Thursday, Sept. 3. The burn will take place in the area of near 14275 E. US 290 in Dripping Springs. NOTE: This prescribed burn was originally scheduled for August 27, but shifting winds caused officials to change the date.

“The prescribed burn was vetted and permitted through my office,” Mendenhall said. “We wanted people to know they may see smoke and flames but to be aware that the burn is permissible under the burn ban.”

He added that Prescribed burn managers and local fire department personnel will be on hand during the burn, which is slated to begin at 11 a.m. on September 3.

This prescribed burn is being performed by Texas Parks and Wildlife.                                                                           

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