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What You Need to Know About the Burn Bans in Texas

During the winter, many people light their fireplaces inside or will make bonfires outdoors in order to warm themselves. While these fires can be festive and fun, there are times that they can become an issue. In fact, in parts of Collin County, the authorities have enacted burn bans that restrict all outdoor burning and fireworks in the area. Those that are in violation of the ban can be fined for their actions. According to the Collin County Commissioners Court, the burn ban in the county will last at least 90 days. They hope that the burn ban will protect residents from a brush fire.

According to the Plano Star there has been below-average rainfall in the state this year, and authorities are worried that they dry and dead brush will go up in flames when it is in contact with a fire. That is why the county has declared that no one is allowed to light a campfire, a bonfire, or any other flame wither than a barbeque or an outdoor chimney. Any fireworks, including sparklers and missiles are also covered under the ban.

The Texas Forest Service says that the ban will probably end on March 13 th. If you have been charged with a fine because you disobeyed this ban, then you may need a criminal defense lawyer to come alongside you and help you with your case. With the right representation, you may be able to avoid paying fines. If you were not aware of the burn bans, then you have a sufficient defense to go up against those who issued you your fine. Talk to an attorney at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC today if you are a Plano resident or a citizen in the surrounding areas and if you want help fighting your fine!