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Bexar County judge issues disaster declaration amid dangerous fire conditions

SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff issued a disaster declaration that features a ban on outside burning amid dangerous fire conditions within the San Antonio space.

The declaration issued Tuesday is in impact till April 19, when the fire marshal will advocate to the complete Commissioners Court to enact a burn ban throughout its subsequent meeting.

Maps: Texas Burn Bans by County and statewide Drought Monitor

Officials say Wolff consulted with the county fire marshal and emergency administration coordinator to debate the disaster declaration to assist shield residents and their properties.

Bexar County Fire Marshal Chris Lopez mentioned a burn ban can solely be issued after reaching a particular drought degree index.

“Once that condition is met, we have to present the burn ban proclamation to Commissioners Court for approval,” he mentioned. “We came to recognize that appeals and recommendations are no longer enough.”

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Officials mentioned the current fast unfold of brush fires within the space and neighboring counties has elevated the necessity for extra assertive motion.

Wolff mentioned there isn’t any time to attend for everybody to do their half to stop extra wildfires.

“With conditions like this, we had to step in and do everything within our means to minimize the fire danger,” he mentioned.

Those who violate the disaster declaration and its stipulations face a fantastic of as much as $1,000.

See the declaration beneath or click here for those who can not see it.

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