Oct. 6, 2011 – The Galveston County Commissioners Court has extended the ban on outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas.
By action of the Commissioners Court Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, outdoor burning is banned in all of the unincorporated areas of the county for an additional 90 days, unless County Judge Mark Henry lifts the ban due to excessive rainfall.
The unincorporated areas include all of Bolivar Peninsula; the San Leon-Bacliff-Bayshore area; portions of the east side of Dickinson; the Alta Loma-Arcadia-Algoa area near Santa Fe; and the Freddiesville area near Hitchcock.
Incorporated cities already ban outdoor burning as a matter of law.
The burn ban was extended because drought conditions persist and the threat of wildfires remains significant across Galveston County, as well as the majority of Texas. The ban has been in effect since January 2011 and extended several times.
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