Collin and Denton County Issue Burn Ban Effective Immediately Until October 9

July 13, 2022

The Town of Prosper will follow both Collin and Denton County’s 90-day burn ban, effective immediately, until October 9, 2022 or until the Texas Forest Service or the Commissioners Court determines that it is no longer necessary.

The County Commissioners Court approved an outdoor burn ban for unincorporated areas of Collin and Denton Counties due to extremely dry conditions in rural areas. The order does not prohibit outdoor burning activities related to public health and safety that are authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for: 1. Firefighter training; 2. Public utility, natural gas pipeline or mining operations; or, 3. Burns that are conducted by a prescribed burn manager certified under Section 153.048 of the Natural Resources Code and meet the standards of Section 153.047 of the Natural Resources Code. Authority for the ban falls under Local Government Code 352.081 and other applicable statutes.

The ban does not include the use of grills, smokers or similar devices as long as the open flame, embers and coals are contained in an approved device intended for that particular use.

Learn more about the Collin and Denton County burn bans belowCollin County: https://www.collincountytx.gov/public_information/news/Pages/07132022BurnBan.aspx

Denton County: https://www.dentoncounty.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1113

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