The burn ban in unincorporated areas of Montgomery County has been lifted following a weekend of heavy rain across the area.

What’s happening

After the Montgomery County Commissioners Court approved a countywide burn ban on Aug.1, the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office lifted the ban on Sep. 18.

According to the National Weather Service, the county received up to 5 inches of rain in some areas over the weekend of Sept. 15-17. The majority of rainfall fell within the west and southeast portions of the county, according to the NWS.

Heavy rainfall moved through the Houston region over the weekend, Sept. 15-17. (Courtesy: National Weather Service)

What residents should know

The countywide burn ban only impacts unincorporated areas of the county, but residential and commercial properties are still restricted from burning certain materials, such as:
  • Garbage
  • Manmade materials
  • Debris from land clearing (large trees, major foliage)
Residents are able to burn items such as small tree limbs and leaves, but should check any city restrictions on burning if living within city limits, according to the fire marshal's office.