Burn ban clarification

This is a clarification of the impact the “Burn Ban” has for the sale and use of fireworks in Ellis County.

On 06/13/2011 the Commissioners Court of Ellis County adopted a Burn Ban and subsequently passed an order prohibiting the sale of certain fireworks “skyrockets with sticks and missiles with fins”. More importantly, the Burn Ban not only prohibits outdoor burning, it also prohibits the discharge of ALL fireworks in the unincorporated areas of the county.

This is the wording contained in the Order:

Except as is specifically set out herein, a person violates this order if he burns or otherwise dispenses, emits, explodes, detonates, throws off, or otherwise delivers any spark or fire to, or in the area of any combustible material, including but not limited to all common fireworks, trash, debris, agricultural products, leaves, trees, paper, unless such material is wholly enclosed in a receptacle adequate to completely contain all such flames and/or sparks.