WILDFIRE THREAT REMAINS HIGH
This cautionary statement is based on information provided by The Texas Forest Service,
Governor’s Division of Emergency Management, national Weather Service, and Brazoria
County Office of Emergency Management.
A Burn Ban is still in effect for unincorporated areas of Brazoria County. No outdoor
burning is allowed under the ban except for fires that are contained in containers capable
of containing the flames and sparks produced by the fire.
Enclosed cooking pits are exempt from the burn ban, so long as they are enclosed. Any
other outside open burning is prohibited by the burn ban. Violation of the burn ban is a
class C Misdemeanor with a fine of up to $500.00.
Currently, 208 (including Brazoria County) of the 254 counties in Texas are under a burn
ban. The “Fire Danger” rating in Brazoria County is at the VERY HIGH level. We have a
lot of very dry fuel available and we have been experiencing high winds for the last few
weeks. So far, we have not lost any homes to any of the fires we have had in the county;
however, it wouldn’t take much for us to have a fire like the one in Bastrop County where
they lost 25 homes. The situation in the county is critical at this time. We desperately
Brazoria County Office of Emergency Management