Hays County reinstates burn ban

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The burn ban is back in effect in unincorporated areas of Hays County, as of today.

County Judge Bert Cobb consulted with Hays County Fire Marshal Clint Browning, and, based on windy conditions and low humidity throughout much of the county, the decision to reinstate the burn ban was made.

According to a county news release, the number of grass fires and house fires has risen throughout the county, and experts are not anticipating county-wide rains soon.

Grills with lids are permitted for use during burn bans, but burn barrels are not allowed. Violators of the city’s burn ban could be fined $500 for violations, according to the news release.

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Brett Thorne reported on education, business, economic development and city government in San Marcos, Kyle and Buda from 2012 to 2017. Thorne attended Texas State University in San Marcos, where he graduated in 2010. He joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2012 and was promoted to editor in 2013.
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