What activity is prohibited when the County is under a Burn Ban Order?
1. All outdoor fires, including fires contained in a container or semi-enclosure, such as a barrel or hopper. (It does not include grills, barbecues, or smokers which are used to cook food and are fully covered and attended). Open grills, burn barrels, barbecues or smokers are prohibited; AND
2. The use of welders or cutting torches is prohibited unless the user has on hand adequate fire
suppression equipment & personnel, specifically, this must include, as a minimum:
* a 2A-20BC fire extinguisher, kept within 30 feet of any outdoor welding activity; AND
* an individual to serve as a "fire monitor" during all welding activities with the monitor
remaining on the scene for a minimum of 30 minutes after cessation of any outdoor welding

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1. How do I schedule an appointment with the County Judge's Office?
2. How do I submit an Open Records Request to the County Judge’s Office?
3. How does the Commissioners Court determine if a Burn Ban needs to be ordered for McLennan County?
4. What is the difference between an Order Prohibiting the Outdoor Burning in the Unincorporated Areas of the County (Burn Ban) and the Red Flag Warning Burn Ban?
5. Can an individual still use a barbecue if the County is under a Burn Ban?
6. What activity is prohibited when the County is under a Burn Ban Order?
7. How do I view information on bar reopenings?