Denton County Burn ban issued
July 25 includes town of argyle
A burn ban for Denton County has been issued effective immediately, due to continued high temperatures, dried out soil and foliage that presents the potential for grass fires.
Denton County Commissioners Court, upon recommendation by the Denton County Fire Marshal’s Office, issued the ban.
“It is Denton County’s responsibility to ensure the safety of all residents,” said Denton County Fire Marshal Brad Sebastian. While northeast portions of the county has received more rain, southern Denton County is seeing a higher level of drought.
“We continuously monitor the conditions across Denton County and issue burn bans when we believe the potential for a major grass fire exists,” the fire marshal said.
The burn ban prohibits all outdoor burning and limits outdoor cooking and open and enclosed hotwork such as welding to certain conditions to eliminate the potential for grass fires.
Denton County joins another 141 counties in Texas with burn bans currently in place including neighboring Wise and Tarrant counties, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.