Wildfire Risks

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Posted on October 30, 2009 at 2:03 PM

During prolonged periods of lack of rainfall, high temperatures and gusty winds, there can be an extreme danger of wildfires. There are many wildlands right next to subdivisions in Austin and Travis County that can fuel dangerous wildfires.

Observe the following precautions during these periods:

Do not burn trash, leaves, or brush outdoors. There is a permanent ban against such burning within the City of Austin.

Clear a 30- to 50-foot safety zone around your home if you live next to open pastures or woods. If your home sits on a steep slope, you need to clear a larger area. 

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