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Comal County extends Burn Ban

At the recommendation of the Comal County Fire Marshal, Comal County Commissioners Court voted to extend the current burn ban and prohibit all outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Comal County for another 90 days due to extreme drought conditions in the county.

The extended burn ban begins at 6:00 am on August 10.
"There have been some large fires fairly close to us recently and I ask our citizens and visitors to exercise extreme caution to prevent fires in Comal County. Please have a spotter and a way to extinguish any fires from welding, cutting or other hot work performed outside," said Fire Marshal Kory Klabunde. "Also, please use caution when driving your vehicle. Please check trailer chains so they are not dragging, do not park your vehicle on tall grass and do not throw cigarettes and other smoldering items out of the vehicle. We are in a severe dry, and dangerous situation. Please do your part to protect our county and your and your neighbor's property. "
Under  Local Government Code 357.081(d) a burn ban cannot extend beyond the 90th day after the date of issue. Next Wednesday, August 10 is the 90 day limit of our current burn ban. The new order is to extend the burn ban due to the extreme drought conditions we are currently experiencing in our county and the areas surrounding Comal County.
For more information about the order, contact the Comal County Fire Marshal's office at 830-643-3748 or visit our website