“The only element that’s really keeping us from having more fires … is our ongoing humidity levels,” Travis County Fire Marshal Tony Callway told commissioners.
With the changing of the seasons, humidity is expected to drop.
This is the second extension of a burn ban that began Aug. 6 due to hot and dry weather conditions.
Campfires are not permitted in Travis County parks when a burn ban is in effect. However, barbecuing is allowed as long as the fire is within a closable container or a container with a lid, such as a grill. The county recommends that people who are barbecuing keep water nearby in case of a fire.