Emergency burn ban declared, effective Tuesday at 2 p.m. Posted in: News 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.PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!