The City of Schertz has implemented a burn ban across the City on outdoor burning. The burn ban will extend until further notice.
Schertz Fire Marshal, Thomas Pinder commented, "Looking into the current KDBI level is in the 600-700 range. Both Comal and Guadalupe County have issued a burn ban. With this, I also see we are projected to get rain this weekend with the front coming from the coast. With the dryness and the number of grass fires across the state, the City will need to be on a burn ban until conditions improve. "
With the dry winds and high heat, the vegetation is drying out and becoming a dangerous situation if a fire was to occur. Residents are advised to use caution with any type of heat source outside. Under the burn ban, no open flames are allowed outdoors to include previously permitted controlled burns, trash burning, campfires, and other unattended open flames. Residents are permitted to barbecue with an open flame as long as the grill has a lid and is set off the ground. Welders are encouraged to use a spotter for any outdoor welding and keep a water source nearby.
If you have any questions, please contact the Schertz Fire Department at (210) 619-1300.