Sheriff David Jones is asking all Tom Green County citizens and visitors to be extremely careful with all fireworks and outdoor BBQ'ing this holiday weekend.
The fire danger is extremely high at this point in time. There have already been several small fires and currently the voluntary fire departments along with the Texas Forrest Service are fighting a large grass fire located in close proximity to the Hermitage south of Christoval. Diligent precaution must be taken to prevent loss of property and or lives.
Any fires attributable to the careless use of fireworks or fires in general will be prosecuted if the person responsible is identified. The responsible person or persons can also be held financially responsible for any damage and also for the voluntary fire departments cost in fighting the fires.
Please use extreme caution while celebrating our nation’s independence with your family and friends.