Burn Ban Issued
As of October 15, 2017 all of Harrison County, including the City of Marshall have been placed under a burn ban. The East Texas area is currently experiencing drier than normal conditions for this time of year and with relatively no rain in the immediate forecast, has lead officials no choice but to issue the burn ban.
Harrison County received a large amount of rainfall this spring. The result of was an abundance of vegetation growth. The amount of rain has declined throughout the summer and now into the fall causing the large amount of vegetation growth to dry out. These events have significantly increased the fire danger for our area. Hopefully, we will receive some much need rain and be able to reevaluate conditions. However at this time, it is just too dangerous to allow outdoor burning. Violators of the burn ban will be issued citations.
City of Marshall residents currently possessing a valid burn permit issued prior to the burn ban, may have days added to their permit once the ban has been lifted. To receive the additional days, residents will need to bring their burning permit the Central Fire Station located at 601 S. Grove St. once the burn ban has been lifted.
The current status of this burn ban can be found online http://www.marshalltexas.net/departments/fire/burn-ban. For any additional information contact the City of Marshall Fire Marshal’s Office at 903-935-4584.
Marshall Fire Department