Burn Ban Back in Effect for Unincorporated Comal County

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Comal County reinstated the burn ban today after a 48-hour reprieve.

The county temporarily lifted the burn ban on Monday.

“Unfortunately, today’s Keetch Byram Drought Index only dropped to 510,” Comal County Fire Marshal Kory Klabunde said. “That is 10 points above when the burn ban normally goes into effect. This is not what we all were hoping for . . . Once again, I know this is not what we all wanted. Please be safe.”

Brush fires, campfires, burn barrels, fire pits (rings) or other open flames are not allowed at this time.

Only barbecue pits that are off the ground and have a lid to contain all sparks and flames can be used for cooking purposes only.

Klabunde said state law does not allow the county to ban fireworks with a burn ban.

“Please contact your state representative to help get this law changed,” he said.

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