Burn Ban In Effect 10/26/2022
By order of Disaster Declaration from the Office of the Mayor, the City of Manvel has followed suit with Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta in issuing a burn ban to extend the ban to those residing within the city limits of Manvel.
PRESS RELEASE from Brazoria County Public Information Officer, Sharon Trower:
Brazoria County has issued a county burn ban effective October 26, 2022, for the unincorporated areas of Brazoria County due to the lack of substantial rainfall and wind conditions. Today, October 25, 2022, the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) for Brazoria County is 630 (county-wide average). Once the KBDI reaches the 600-800 range, drought conditions are considered severe, with an increasing concern for wildfires.
The burn ban prohibits outdoor burning. Violations of the burn ban order include burning any combustible material outside of an enclosure, serving to contain all flames and/or sparks, or ordering such burning by others. Contained BBQ pits and grills are permitted, but open flame pits are not allowed. Any violation of this Order is a Class C Misdemeanor, punishable by a fine.
If weather conditions improve for safe outdoor burning within 90-days and the KBDI average is below 400 for five consecutive days, County Judge Matt Sebesta may authorize the burn ban to be lifted. Please refer to the Brazoria County website for updates concerning the burn ban at http://www.brazoriacountytx.gov