OCESD3 has responded to many calls of service for grass/trash/brush fires that have gotten out of control or that have been left unattended. A few of these unfortunately have also caused damage to structures and dwellings as well. Much of the State of Texas is in a moderate to severe state of drought and we want to remind our citizens to be cognizant of that and not to put yourselves or their families in danger by starting these types of fires. Texas law prohibits the unlawful burning of material that is not natural vegetation; “If it did not grow there, it does not go there!” Unlawful burning could result in civil and or criminal penalties being levied against the property owner. We do not want any of our fellow citizens to experience the loss of property or the potential legal consequences of participating in unlawful burning however if you see something, say something and we will assist you in extinguishing the issue.