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Emergency burn ban declared, effective Tuesday at 2 p.m.

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An emergency burn ban is in effect beginning on Tuesday, March 29 at 2 p.m.The burn ban order, signed by Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape and filed at 1:16 p.m., prohibits the ignition of any combustible or vegetative material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and sparks. A person who knowingly or intentionally violates this order commits a class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $500. This order does not apply to burning caused by welding, if such burning is not malicious or intentional.

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