Williamson County commissioners voted to reinstate a 30-day county burn ban during their meeting Aug. 7.
County Judge Dan Gattis made a motion that the ban be implemented with the condition that the county judge be able to lift the ban if conditions improve before the ban expires.
The burn ban prohibits burning any combustible material outside of an enclosure containing all flames and/or sparks or ordering others to burn items. It also prohibits burning to clear land of vegetation and the burning of household yard waste, including leaves, grass and brush.
Violating the ban is a Class C misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of up to $500.