Denton County is experiencing dry weather with little chance for relief in the immediate future. Denton County is currently classified in moderate drought conditions according to the US Drought Monitor Map and has seen an increase in the frequency of wildfires. The Burn Ban will prohibit all outdoor burning, include restrictions on outdoor hot work (welding and cutting torch operations) and the use of certain combustible materials. Violation of the Commissioners Court Executive ordered burn-ban is a class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $500. For more information see the attached document.