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Fireworks and Burn Bans

Current Ban Lists

Wichita County
There is a ban in place for the sale or use of fireworks throughout the county. Wichita County Commissioners are asking Gov. Rick Perry to grant extending the ban through September 30th.

Montague County
Montague County has banned the use of fireworks and has issued a disaster declaration, citing the hot and dry conditions and the threat for large, dangerous and fast moving wildfires.

This declaration is set for 60 hours unless the judge requests and the governor authorized an extension of the broader fireworks restriction. The practice of outdoor burning has also been banned, and county leaders added two new amendments to the burn ban: a fire extinguisher must be at all welding sites, and outdoor grilling/cooking must be done in a full enclosure (contained grill or other cooking device), no open flame cooking is permitted. Also, vegetation must be clear from a 5' radius of the grill/cooker.

Jack County
Jack County has banned the sale, possession, and use of all fireworks in the country through July 4th. The ban is effective for 60 hours until it is extended through authorization from Governor Perry.

A burn ban is also in effort for 90 days for Precincts 2, 3, and 4.

Hardeman County
Hardeman is under a burn ban, no firework sales or use are allowed either.

Young County
Young County has executed an order prohibiting the sale and use of fireworks effective as of 10:00 P.M. 6-23-2011 and will continue through 7:00A.M. 7-5-2011.

Clay County
There is a burn ban in place for Clay County. Clay County has a declaration of disaster enacted that bans the use of fireworks, not the sale of.

Throckmorton County

There is a burn ban in place but there will be no restrictions on setting off fireworks for 4th of July as of now.

Wilbarger County 

There is a ban in place for the use or sale of fireworks at this time.

Baylor County

There is a ban in place for the use or sale of fireworks at this time.

 Archer County

There is a ban in place for the use/discharge of fireworks at this time. No ban on the sale of fireworks.



 

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