The City of McKinney has lifted its requirement that a hot work permit be issued to perform any type of hot work, including cutting, welding or other similar operation within McKinney city limits.

The hot work permit requirement had been in effect since Aug. 9 and has now been lifted. However, the requirement may be reinstated at any time so please watch for status updates in area media, by calling 972-547-2879, or by visiting www.mckinneyfire.org.

In addition, the burn ban has been lifted regarding wood-burning campfires in City of McKinney parks (only in the concrete circles). For permission to have a campfire, contact the city's parks, recreation and open space department by calling 972-547-7480.

The McKinney Fire Department reminds all individuals and businesses that the Hot Work Permit requirement and/or the Burn Ban may be reinstated at any time, dependent upon drought conditions. 

Please be vigilant in your safety and in monitoring announcements regarding drought, weather, and burn conditions.