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Travis County lifts burn ban amid cooler temperatures, rain chances

Wildfire danger is expected to decrease as humidity levels rise.

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas — On Tuesday, April 13, the Travis County Commissioners Court lifted a burn ban for the unincorporated areas of the county. 

“Fortunately, wildfire danger is expected to decrease this week, thanks to cooler temperatures, increased rain chances and elevated humidity levels,” said Travis County Chief Fire Marshal Tony Callaway. “The conditions have improved enough to lift the burn ban at this time. We’ll continue to monitor the weather conditions.”

The Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office still urges extreme caution when burning outdoors. Residents are asked to have water nearby in case of a fire. Call 911 immediately if a fire gets out of control.

If you have questions about the burn ban, contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 512-854-4621.

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