Weatherford Democrat

July 8, 2013

Burn ban in effect for Parker County

Weatherford Democrat

— Following several days of fires and in the wake of high temperatures, winds and lack of recent rainfall, Parker County Judge Mark Riley on Monday enacted a seven-day ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of Parker County.

A violation of the order, which runs now through 10 a.m. July 15, can result in a fine of up to $500.

Riley called for a special meeting of county commissioners at 9:30 a.m. Friday to consider extending the ban 30 days.