News Release

Burn Ban

The Wichita County Commissioners Court took action on Monday, April 20, 2015 to cancel the current disaster declaration and burn ban. Attached to the release is the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Outdoor Burning Rules which should be reviewed prior to burning. There are criminal penalties if not followed. In addition, prior to burning, please notify your local fire department and the Sheriff’s Office at 940-766-8170 as well as the fire dispatcher for your location. A map of each volunteer fire departments service district with phone number is attached.

Point of Contact: Mr. Lee Bourgoin, Emergency Management Coordinator, 940-763-0820


Outdoor Burning Rules                   Wichita County Boundaries Map                   Burn Notification Numbers