|If a burn ban is in effect in my county, does that apply to fireworks?
No. A fire ban or burn ban is different from a fireworks ban. County Commissioners Courts have the authority to enact "burn bans" for all or part of their counties, once drought and heat have reached levels that are determined by the counties to be appropriate for a ban. These burn bans can outlaw or limit outdoor activities that generate fire or the danger of fire, but the burn ban does not extend to the specific use of aerial fireworks. Specific state law has been enacted to give counties the ability to control the use of certain aerial fireworks during drought conditions. This authority is in place of, not in addition to, county burn bans.