McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is endorsing Collin County’s outdoor burn ban within the incorporated limits of the City of McKinney. As a result, MFD is requiring hot work permits for those performing hot work or cutting and welding outdoors. The free permits can be obtained at the McKinney Fire Marshal’s office, 2200 Taylor-Burk Dr. Get the details.
“The free permits will be required until further notice. It is to reinforce the importance of heightened awareness for safety during these hot and dry conditions,” said McKinney Fire Marshal Mike Smith.
The Collin County burn ban covers the City of McKinney, the ETJ and fire district property.
The burn ban includes:
- No open burning is allowed.
- That includes recreational fires that are used for warmth, pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking or other purposes.
- Wood-burning fire pits or camp fires are not allowed.
- The burn ban does not include residential grills and smokers.
Fact: According to the Department of the Interior, as many as 90% of wildfires in the U.S. are caused by people.
More safety information can be located on the McKinney Fire Department website or the National Fire Protection Association website.
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of 180,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.