Monthly Safety Tip:

Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, such as the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable heater.

Please remember to log ALL controlled burns with the Robertson county Sheriff’s Office. So that fire department is not unnecessarily dispatched to your fire. You may do this by calling The R.C.S.O. at (979) 828-3299



Careless debris burning is a major cause of wildland fires. Please exercise extreme caution with all potential sources of wildfire ignition and avoid senseless and potentially deadly wildfires.

* Avoid burning on dry, windy days.

* Burn late in the day after the wind has quieted and humidity begins to increase, usually after 5:00 p.m.

* Check to see if weather changes are expected. Outdoor burning should be postponed if shifts in wind direction, higher winds or wind gusts are forecast.

* Before doing any burning, establish wide control lines down to bare mineral soil at least five feet wide around any burn barrels and even wider around brush piles and other piled debris to be burned. The larger the debris pile, the wider the control line needed to ensure that burning materials won’t be blown or roll off the pile into vegetation outside the line.

* Stay with all outdoor fires until they are completely out.

* Keep water and hand tools ready in case your fire should attempt to spread.
If you burn in a burn barrel or other trash container, be sure it is equipped with a ½" mesh screen or metal grid to keep burning material contained.

* Stay abreast of wildfire danger levels and heed warnings and bans on outdoor burning.
Be aware of where your smoke is going. Avoid burning when your smoke will be bothersome to neighbors or sensitive locations such as highways.