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Hot, Dry Weather = Burn Bans, Severe Drought Conditions

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows portions of Central Texas have moved from moderate to severe drought.

Recent hot and dry weather has prompted several Central Texas counties to issue burn bans.

Travis, Williamson, Hays and Burnet Counties are all prohibiting outdoor burning.

And the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department has just issued a burn ban for city parks, greenbelts and preserves. That means no grilling except for propane grills in designated picnic areas.

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