County Judge Don Kirkpatrick initiated a Burn Ban for Van Zandt County. This ban will be in place for 7 days (beginning 10/06/15), when the Commissioner’s Court meets to ratify and extend the burn ban. This ban is initiated based on the recent increase in wildfires that has resulted in property loss. The current Drought Index is sitting at 700 on a 800 scale. The Drought Index is expected to reach a 750 in the next 14 days.
Burn Ban Order (PDF)