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Eastland County Burn Ban with Added Welding Safety Requirements

Eastland County Commissioners added some welding safety requirements to their regular burn ban during their meeting this morning. The requirements are as follows:

Violations include the use of combustible materials, including outdoor welding; however, where welding must be performed in the field, the following mitigating efforts will be mandatory until the ban has expired:

  • All areas where welding, cutting or grinding operations are being performed will be free of vegetation for at least 25 feet in all directions
  • Surface around welding area will be wetted down.
  • Wind speeds must be no more than 20 miles per hour while performing welding, cutting or grinding operations outside of barriers or enclosures.
  • A dedicated fire watch person will attend each welder, cutter, grinder and any activity that causes a spark.
  • A minimum of one pressurized water sprayer with adequate supply for each fire watch person is required.

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