April 12, 2024

Bexar County Commissioners Court immediately initiates a burn ban

As of Thursday, July 16, Bexar County has just initiated a Burn Ban for unincorporated areas of the county. The high temperatures and lack of precipitation has contributed to the ban from the Keetch-Byram Drought Index.

The KBDI has a range of 0 – 800. Bexar County  / San Antonio is at a level of 566. As of June 30, it was at a level of 400.

“As a comparison, for the entire month of June there were 26 reported grass fires within the County – for July, there has already been more than 60 responses to grass fires,” stated Bexar County Fire Marshal Chris Lopez. “Without substantial rainfall, conditions are favorable for these types of fires. I urge the public to stay in accordance with the burn ban to avoid any possible loss of life and property.”

Thursday, July 16, 2020**HIGH FIRE DANGER TODAY**Burning is NOT RECOMMENDED AT ALL as the forecasted atmospheric…

Posted by Bexar County Fire Marshal/Office of Emergency Management on Thursday, July 16, 2020