Wilco lifts burn ban after weekend rains


Williamson County Judge Dan Gattis on Monday lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County.

Gattis' office advises residents to remain cautious with any outdoor burning activities and issued a reminder that outdoor burning must be conducted under state regulations found in Texas Administrative Code Section 30 TAC 111.219.

Prior to conducting controlled burns, residents should contact their local fire department; some fire departments may require a burn permit. 

Gattis' office also advises residents call and report a planned controlled burn to Williamson County Communications at 512-864-8282, where county staff can provide information about any burning restrictions that may exist.