Montague County burn ban details

All outdoor burning is banned in the unincorporated areas of the county for 30 days from the date of adoption of this order, unless the restrictions are terminated earlier by this court.
This order does not prohibit outdoor burning activities related to public health and safety authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for firefighter training, public utility, natural gas pipeline or mining operations, harvest or agricultural crops or welding allowed with the following restrictions: Area should be clean 15 feet or more on welding site; there should be at least 55 gallons of water with the ability to pressurize and spray welding site; an additional person should be on site with welder to spot fires and a fire extinguisher on site.
Outdoor cooking is allowed with the following restrictions: The cooking device is propane or natural gas and has a complete and full enclosure that is utilized at all times; the cooking device is wood or charcoal and has a complete and full enclosure that is utilized, and all areas around the cooking device shall be clear of vegetation and/or combustible materials or debris for a five-foot radius.
Violation of this order is punishable by a fine not to exceed $500. This order may be rescinded as circumstances determine it is no longer needed.

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