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Burn ban is back

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December 27, 2012, 12:02pm
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For the next 90 days, outdoor burning will not be permitted in Bexar and Wilson counties. This is after commissioners courts in both counties voted unanimously Dec. 27 in favor of accepting the recommendations of their fire marshals.

In Wilson County, Edwin Baker, coordinator of the Wilson County Health and Public Safety Office, serves as the fire marshal. He said that recent cooler temperatures, low humidity, and wind conditions have created optimal conditions for fires to quickly get out of control.

During a burn ban, burning of household trash is permitted during daylight hours and only in a screened burn barrel. Anyone caught violating the ban is subject to a $500 fine, and could be found civilly liable for property damage.

This ban does not apply to fireworks, Baker said, as commissioners would have needed to enact such a ban before Dec. 15. That did not occur.

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Xavier bernal  
San Antonio, Tx  
February 6, 2013 10:12am
I know we have a burn ban in effect and yesterday I drove by the Wilson county yard on FM 536 just outside of Floresville and what do I see? Smoke and fire. Not sure what they were burning inside the yard

February 6, 2013 9:19am
If we are under a burn ban then why doesn't Wilson County do anything to violators when called in on??? They will tell you to call the FD if it gets out of control..I have hay stored.. Hello!!!@

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
January 30, 2013 9:36am
Retired, there are indeed highway signs at each major entrance to the county (S.H. 123 from Seguin and from Karnes City, U.S. 87 from Nixon and from San Antonio, U.S. 181 from Falls City and from Elmendorf, etc.). This newspaper... More ›

January 30, 2013 6:36am
I have to wonder why a burn ban is not published in more places in the way of signage. I have seen the bans announced only at the county line signs and of course on the web. But not all people have internet service - In my... More ›

January 29, 2013 4:24pm
Wilson County continues to be under a burn ban. The 90-day ban, enacted by the Wilson County Commissioners Court Dec. 27, forbids all agricultural burning without prior approval from the Wilson County Health and Public Safety... More ›

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