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June 13, 2024

Lighting a fire? Heed these Texas safety tips.


Remember to stay safe every time you light an outdoor fire.

Some Texas tips:

  • Check with your city and county about burn bans and local rules for outdoor fires. The Texas A&M Forest Service’s map lists county burn bans.
  • Statewide, Texas limits outdoor burning to campfires, bonfires, fire pits, cooking fires—and household trash fires on your home property and only if you don’t have trash pickup.
  • Avoid starting an outdoor burn on dry, windy days.
  • Always stay by your fire until it’s out.
  • Keep water and a shovel and rake handy to douse the fire if it starts to spread.

Listen: The state fire marshal, Debra Knight, talks about summer fire safety on the Texas Insurance podcast.

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