BROCK-DENNIS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

            BURN BAN IN EFFECT FOR          PARKER COUNTY, TEXAS

   NO OUTDOOR BURNING!!

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Contact: Joel Kertok
Phone: (817) 598-6166
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3 PM Dec. 22, 2010
 

County Judge issues disaster declaration; commissioners court issues burn ban

   Following the lead of Governor Rick Perry, who on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, issued a State Disaster Declaration covering 244 of the state’s 254 counties, Parker County Judge Mark Riley has issued a local Disaster Declaration due to the threat of wildfires.

   In addition, Parker County’s Commissioners Court voted unanimously to issue a burn ban at the courts’ Wednesday, Dec. 22nd meeting.

   A lack of rain along with dry and breezy conditions has left Parker County and most of Texas extremely susceptible to wildfire.

   “This declaration of disaster allows the county to use its resources to protect the lives of our residents and private property should the need arise,” Riley said.

   Parker County Fire Marshal Shawn Scott said the county has experienced numerous grass fires in recent days, leading to the need for the burn ban.

   “The weather conditions are favorable for more grassfires so I can not emphasize enough the need to avoid the use of combustibles and to strictly follow the conditions set forth in the burn ban,” Scott said. “No one wants to the see their holidays ruined by fire, so I urge everyone to avoid all outdoor burning or activities that could lead to a fire.”



You 've showed again that you take care about your residents in a case when your assistance is expected.




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