Montgomery County has had virtually no rain since the first of the month. Last night the area received some rain. Most areas close to one inch, some less. Today has turned to a beautiful day. Leaves have started to fall, people are burning leaves and limbs down from some of the winds over the past few days. However, the firefighters in Montgomery County aren’t enjoying the day, the ball games or just relaxing. Over the past several hours in Montgomery County fire departments are responding to multiple grass and woods fires. Please DO NOT BURN TODAY. Also note, the law on burning. Over the past few days the Texas Forest Service has been citing people for illegal burning.
Under State Law businesses are not allowed to burn at all, and most other burning is
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prohibited by either State Law or Air Quality Regulations. Residential garbage may not be burned in or around subdivisions or on property less than 5 acres.
Residents are encouraged to refrain from any burning until conditions improve. Until the area receives sufficient rainfall and humidity levels increase, any attempted outdoor burning could lead to a wildfire. Penalties for illegal burning of garbage include a fine up to $500, in addition to any civil or criminal liability for injuries and damage from a wildfire.