Before you burn, please read the following!! You are responsible for ensuring a safe and controlled burn!!
You are NOT allowed to burn certain types of items, which including the following;
ELECTRICAL, INSULATION, TREATED LUMBER, PLASTICS, NON-WOOD CONSTRUCTION/DEMOLITION MATERIALS, HEAVY OILS, ASPHALTIC MATERIALS, CHEMICAL WASTES, & ITEMS CONTAINING NATURAL OR SYNTHETIC RUBBER. Texas state law prohibits burning the above materials!!
Never leave fire unattended. Pay attention to wind conditions. If it is windy outside, please use common sense and DO NOT risk the destruction of your property or others. Remember that you are not just monitoring the fire on the ground, buring ash rises into the air and can start fires a good distance away. DO NOT burn items in close quarters with structures or trees. 50 feet is generally considered a safer distance to prevent airborne ash from starting a fire on a nearby structutre. Be considerate of you neighbors and avoid burning on a day when smoke will drift to their residence. Take Thorough precations to ensure that a fire is completely out before you leave it. PLEASE remember: IF YOUR FIRE GETS OUT OF CONTROLD AND DAMAGES OR DESTROYS SOMEONE ELSE'S PROPERTY, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE. If you lose control of a fire, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!!
For more infomation on safe burning, visit the Henderson County Fire Marshal's webpage www.hendersoncountync.gov/firemarshal