SAN ANTONIO – People in Bexar County can burn away this Fourth of July... With caution.
Contrary to an outdated website report, the county is not under a burn ban, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday.
While it's legal to burn within the county, firework use in the city of San Antonio is illegal.
Those who plan on using fireworks should exercise caution this Independence Day.
"Earlier this year, we were fortunate to have an abundance of rainfall," Bexar County Fire Marshal Louis Chris Lopez said. "However, that also means there is abundant vegetation on the ground, which provides fuel for fires to spread as that fuel is now starting to dry out. The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to watch a public display put on by professionals."
Many other counties around South Central Texas are under burn bans including Atascosa, Kerr, Kendall, Real, Edwards, Val Verde, Frio and Dimmit Counties.