Hays County Emergency Information

Burn Ban to remain in place

As of Tuesday August 8th 2017, the Hays County Commissioners court has left the burn ban in effect for Hays County.  While the rain that fell over the last few days has been beneficial it is not enough to completely remove the effects of the high heat and low humidities.  With that in mind the court decided that lifting the burn ban would be unsafe at this point.  The forecast for the next week is returning to high temperatures and lowering humidities.  The rain that fell will quickly dry off.

This will be reevaluated next week during the scheduled Commissioner's Court. 

No outdoor burning is allowed at this time.  Cooking fires in contained devices is still authorized.  

Posted by Kharley Smith Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM