A burn ban in Randall County is now in effect for the next 90 days.
The Randall County Fire Department is reminding people that the threat of fire is still around even with the snowfall.
Randall County Fire Marshall Troy Ducheneaux said that the ban is necessary during the current dry weather.
“That’s going to prohibit all outdoor burning of residential trash, any type of vegetation, or anything that anybody wants to burn on their properties,” Ducheneaux explained.
For those caught burning items in Randall County while the ban is still in effect there will be a penalty.
“If someone is caught doing illegal burning that’s a Class-C misdemeanor punishable by a fine for up to $500,” Ducheneaux said.
He told us a common misconception is that snow will stop the wildfires.
“Well right now we’re getting into our grass fire season and with that, we’ve got our dry fuels that are around because they’ve been dead for the winter season,” Ducheneaux stated.
First responders encourage people to have a safety plan if a fire does occur in or near your home.