MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (Nexstar) – A new burn ban has been issued in Midland County, according to the County Emergency Management Office.
The burn ban states all outdoor burning will be prohibited in the unincorporated areas of the County until March 28.
Some exceptions to the ban include:
- Outdoor cooking in approved containers
- Burning activities related to public health and safety such as; firefighter training, public utility, pipeline or mining operations, planting and harvesting of agricultural crops, burns prescribed by the burn manager.
The burning of outdoor trash will also be allowed, so long as the following conditions, outlined in the ban, are met. Conditions include:
- Burning is done between sunrise and 9 a.m. of the same day
- Sustained winds are below 15 miles per hour
- Is household trash only
- Is in a contained barrel or other container that is not an open-air pit
- Must be observed by a responsible adult
- Must have sufficient water source within reach