Fire Marshal

Burn Ban Status

October 1, 2021 (Bell County, Texas)
Order Restricting Outdoor Burning has been lifted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 October 1, 2021

Bell County Lifts Burn Ban

Belton, TX – On Friday, October 1, Bell County Judge David Blackburn announced that he had lifted the county’s burn ban, effectively immediately.

The agenda for Monday morning’s meeting of the Bell County Commissioners Court includes an item to consider re-instituting the ban. This will likely be a standing item on court agendas throughout the month.

If you plan to burn in Bell County, please call 254-933-5555 prior to beginning.

The Public is reminded that TCEQ rules still apply, specifically:

  • No burning when winds are over 23 mph
  • All fires must be attended
  • Only wood products are to be burned
  • A water supply is available

Citizens are urged to use extreme caution and responsible judgment.