Burn Ban Now in Effect for Comal County

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A burn ban is now in effect for unincorporated areas of Comal County.

County commissioners voted to implement the ban at Tuesday’s weekly meeting, when the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) was at 493, rising by 11 to 13 points daily.

The burn was implemented at 6 a.m. today.

Burn bans are issued when the KBDI reaches 500. The Texas Forest Service considers 400-600 an official drought.

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.

For more information visit Comal County’s Fire Marshal website.

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