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Comal County Reinstates the Burn Ban as KBDI Reaches 500

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Comal County Reinstates the Burn Ban as KBDI Reaches 500

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Canyon Lake Fire/EMS on Thursday assisted Texas Parks and Wildlife with a prescribed burn at Guadalupe River State Park in Spring Branch.

The burn ban for unincorporated areas of Comal County was reinstated on Friday.

Fire Marshal Kory Klabunde warned on Facebook that the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) reached 499 last week. The burn ban is typically reinstated by Commissioners Court when the KBDI reaches 500.

Barbecue pits that are off the ground and have a lid to contain all sparks and flames are allowed for cooking purposes only.

No brush fires, campfires, burn barrels, fire pits (rings), chimineas or other open flames are allowed.

The public is urged to be very careful when using barbecue pits or performing “hot work” outside including welding, cutting metal and grinding.

For more information, contact the Comal County Fire Marshal’s office at 830-643-3738.

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