AUSTIN (KXAN) - Due to the recent significant rainfall and the decrease in the risk of wildfire, Fire Marshal Hershel Lee has lifted the burn ban for Travis County that was scheduled to end on Oct. 3.
However, officials remind the public of the need to contact a local fire department before doing any outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Travis County.
Burning is not allowed during windy conditions, and one should always have a means to extinguish the fire and be sure to attend the fire at all times.
Outdoor burning must be conducted under state regulations found in Texas Administrative Code Section 30 TAC 111.219 or summarized on the Travis County Fire Marshal's website at http://www.co.travis.tx.us/fire_marshal/ .
Those who have questions related to the burn ban or need assistance in determining which fire department to notify, please contact the Travis County Fire Marshal's Office at 512-854-4621.
On Tuesday, the commissioners will again consider and take appropriate action on a new order concerning outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Travis County.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.