Fire marshal issues burn ban

August 21, 2023
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The Mansfield Fire Marshal has issued a citywide burn ban while the city is under imminent threat of severe damage, injury or loss of life of property resulting from the threat of wildfires due to drought conditions.

This ban prohibits outdoor burning for any reason. Outdoor cooking is allowed only on a grill or smoker. Violators could receive a citation and a fine up to $2,000.

"We appreciate the community's understanding as we work together to keep Mansfield safe," said Fire Marshal Scott Lingo.

Tarrant, Johnson and Ellis counties are all under a burn ban.

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