Announcements

Burn Ban Effective Immediately - 10-27-14

posted Oct 28, 2014, 1:11 PM by Robert Lee Volunteer Fire Dept

The Coke County Commissioners Court reinstated the County Wide Burn Ban Monday morning 10-27-14 in Commissioners Court.

Burn Ban is back in effect until further notice - Effective 1-27-14

posted Jan 27, 2014, 12:37 PM by Robert Lee Volunteer Fire Dept

Burn ban in effect - please use caution!!

Burn Ban Lifted

posted Sep 24, 2013, 11:45 AM by Robert Lee Volunteer Fire Dept

Coke County Judge Roy Blair lifted the county wide burn this morning due to the recent rains.

Burn Ban is back in effect until further notice

posted Aug 28, 2013, 11:15 AM by Robert Lee Volunteer Fire Dept

Burn ban in effect immediately.  Please use extreme caution.

RLVFD 1st Annual Catfish Tournament - July 26th - July 28th

posted Jun 17, 2013, 8:50 AM by Robert Lee Volunteer Fire Dept

See attached document for more details!!!


Burn Ban Lifted Temporarily - Please use caution!

posted May 20, 2013, 7:24 AM by Robert Lee Volunteer Fire Dept

On May 15, 2013, Coke County Judge Pro-Tem, Troy Eugene Montgomery lifted the County Wide Burn Ban.  Due to recent rains he felt it could be lifted at this time.  However, He is asking that everyone take extreme precaution while burning.  If you are doing a control burn please call the Sheriff's office at 453-2717 to let them be aware that you will be burning.  If the rains do not continue and drought conditions worsen then the burn ban will be placed back in effect.  For current updates regarding the burn ban you may go to the Texas Forest Service Website.  Please call our office at 453-2641 if you have any questions  

Updated Burn Ban Notice from Coke County Commissioners Court - Please Read

posted Apr 16, 2013, 7:07 AM by Robert Lee Volunteer Fire Dept

STATE OF TEXAS

COUNTY OF COKE  

ORDER RESTRICTING OUTDOOR BURNING

WHEREAS, the Commissioners Court finds that circumstances present in all or part of the unincorporated area of the county create a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by outdoor burning.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED by the Commissioners Court of Coke County that outdoor burning is restricted in the unincorporated area of the county for 90 days from the date of adoption of this Order, unless the restrictions are terminated earlier based on a determination made by the Texas Forest Service or this Court.  This Order is adopted pursuant to Local Government Code §352.081, and other applicable statutes.  This Order
does not prohibit outdoor burning activities related to public health and safety that are authorized by the Texas Natural Resources Commission for: (1) firefighter training: (2) public utility, natural gas pipeline or mining operations; (3) planting or harvesting of agricultural crops; or, (4) burns that are conducted by a prescribed burn manager certified under Section 153.048.  Natural Resources Code, and meet the standards of Section 153.047, Natural Resources Code.  

BE IT ALSO ORDERED THAT the purpose of this order is the mitigation of the hazard posed by wildfires by curtailing the practice of outdoor burning, with the exception of barbecuing in an enclosed fire box with water hose or fire retardant accessible at all times and someone attending the fire at all times, and materials used outdoors in activities such as welding and any other activity that could result in a fire.  The purpose is to be taken into account in any enforcement action based upon this order. 

A.  Burns that are conducted after submission of a Natural Resources Conservation 
      Service approved burn plan to the Coke County Judge.
      Burns conducted under this section must meet the following conditions:
1. Prior to beginning a burn in Coke County, the Sheriff’s office must be notified by calling 453-2717 on each day for each occurrence;
2. The person giving notification to the Sheriff’s office must identify the area to be burned by describing the pasture or range by address, by location of County Road or State Highway, and also must give the name of the person requesting the burn;
3. A water sprayer apparatus or water containers and other fire fighting tools must be available on site;
4. Fire guards are to be used whenever possible;
5. Wind speeds must not exceed 15 MPH;
6. The Humidity index must be 20% or higher as determined by the Texas Forest Service for Coke County; and, 
7. A cellular telephone or other reliable radio communication must be available on site for emergency notification and response.

B.  Outdoor welding or cutting and grinding associated with welding activities are  
      permitted under the following circumstances:
      1.  Welding and cutting and grinding associated with welding activities shall not  
            take place when the wind is over 15 miles per hour; 
      2.  The welder must notify the Coke County Sheriff’s Department before any 
            welding, cutting or grinding begins;     
      3.  All grass, leaves, brush and other easily combustible materials must be cleared 
            within a fifty (50) feet radius surrounding the area where the activity is to take 
            place before any welding, cutting or grinding begins; and   
      4.  A spotter with water and a ready pressurized delivery system must be on hand 
            before any welding, cutting or grinding begins and remain on hand until the 
            activity is completed. 
               
C.  Burning of household trash is permitted under the following conditions:
1.  Shall take place only when the wind speed is 15 miles per hour or less;
2.  All grass, leaves, brush and other easily combustible materials must be cleared   
      within a fifty (50) foot radius surrounding the area where the activity is to take  
      place and before any burning of trash begins; 
3.  The burning takes place in a container with a mesh cover; and 
4.  A spotter with water and a ready pressurized delivery system must be on hand 
      before any burning begins and remain on hand until the burning is completed.

D.  Outdoor cooking is permitted under the following conditions:
1.  Shall take place only when the wind speed is 15 miles per hour or less; 
2.  All grass, leaves, brush and other easily combustible materials must be cleared 
     within a fifty (50) foot radius surrounding the area where the activity is to take   
     place and before any outdoor cooking begins; and,
3.  A spotter with water and a ready pressurized delivery system must be on hand 
      before any outdoor cooking begins and remain on hand until the outdoor cooking 
      is completed.

In accordance with Local Government §352.081 (h), a violation of this Order is a class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00.        

ADOPTED this 8th day of April, 2013


_______________________________ 
Roy Blair
County Judge

Attest:  

_______________________________ 
Mary Grim 
Deputy County Clerk

Burn Ban is back in effect until further notice

posted Apr 8, 2013, 9:39 AM by Robert Lee Volunteer Fire Dept

FYI - Burn Ban is back in effect until further notice.  Please use extreme caution.

Burn Ban Lifted until April 8, 2013

posted Apr 3, 2013, 9:47 AM by Robert Lee Volunteer Fire Dept

Burn ban is temporary lifted until Monday April 8th, 2013

Burn Ban in Effect Until Further Notice

posted Mar 7, 2013, 10:39 AM by Robert Lee Volunteer Fire Dept

Burn Ban is in effect until further notice.  Please use caution during these dry times.

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