CEDAR PARK, Texas (KXAN) — The grills located at city parks are all covered and closed for the foreseeable future because of the hot, dry conditions.
Cedar Park Fire Chief James Mallinger said the city is closing its wood- and charcoal-burning grills until the Williamson and Travis County burn bans are lifted.
In a press release, Chief Mallinger wrote, “A few weeks ago the Fire Department felt that ground moisture was good enough to allow wood and charcoal grilling in our City parks. That has since changed.”
Mallinger said the grass is dying and uncontrolled sparks or flames can easily start a fire.
The city also posted that park visitors or anyone who may have rented a pavilion can still bring their own gas grills and use those in the meantime, though the fire chief urges caution with those, as well.
KXAN’s Will DuPree has more on the fire danger leading into the Fourth of July weekend on KXAN News at 5 p.m.