Collin County now under 90-day burn ban
The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is endorsing Collin County’s outdoor burn ban within the incorporated limits of the City of McKinney. As a result, MFD is requiring hot work permits for those performing hot work or cutting and welding outdoors. The free permits can be obtained at the McKinney Fire Marshal’s office, 2200 Taylor-Burk Dr.
“The free permits will be required until further notice. It is to reinforce the importance of heightened awareness for safety during these hot and dry conditions,” said McKinney Fire Marshal Mike Smith.
The Collin County burn ban covers the City of McKinney, ETJ and fire district property.
The burn ban includes:
- No open burning is allowed.
- That includes recreational fires that are used for warmth, pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking or other purposes.
- Wood-burning fire pits or campfires are not allowed.
- The burn ban does not include residential grills and smokers.
Fact: According to the Department of the Interior, as many as 90-percent of wildfires in the U.S. are caused by people.