Williamson County commissioners voted to reinstate a 30-day county burn ban during their Sept. 11 meeting.
The county judge was given the authority to lift the burn ban during this time if conditions improve, according to a news release issued by a Williamson County spokeswoman.
The burn ban prohibits burning any combustible material outside of an enclosure containing all flames and/or sparks or ordering others to burn items. It also prohibits burning to clear land of vegetation and the burning of household yard waste, including leaves, grass and brush.
Violating the ban is a Class C misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of up to $500.