Office of the Bexar County Fire Marshal



















For all media and public information requests related to the Fire Marshal's Office, please contact Commissioners Court Public Information Officer, Laura Jesse at 210-335-0073

CRAIG S. ROBERTS
Fire Marshal


CHRIS LOPEZ
Chief Investigator


KEVIN WALTON
Chief Fire Inspector





















FIRE MARSHAL NEWS REPORTS



July 12, 2012 - Burning Allowed Today Until 5 p.m.

June 13, 2011 - County's disaster declaration, ban on fireworks extended

June 10, 2011 - County Judge signs Declaration of Disaster banning the sale and use of fireworks

June 10, 2011 - Bexar County's Declaration of Local State of Disaster

June 10, 2011 - Governor Rick Perry's letter extending the Disaster Declaration through July 5th, 2011

June 07, 2011 - Two types of aerial fireworks banned ahead of July 4th holiday

Jan 27, 2011 - Update on Fatal Fire in South Bexar County

Dec 30, 2010 - Fire marshal offers safety tips for fireworks use

Dec 29, 2010 - Fire Marshals investigators make multiple arson arrests

Dec 07, 2010 - Bexar County under outdoor burn ban

Oct 28, 2010 - Red Flag warning means no outdoor burning

Sept 13, 2010 - Fire Marshal lifts burn ban for unincorporated areas

Aug 31, 2010 - Arrest made in explosive devices case

Aug 24, 2010 - Outdoor burning banned in unincorporated Bexar

June 15, 2010 - Fireworks sales season begins June 24

May 14, 2010 - Fire marshal's investigators arrest former firefighter

Dec 31, 2009 - High wind gusts dangerous for personal fireworks use

Dec 29, 2009 - Fire danger still exists despite rain

Dec 18, 2009 - Fireworks selling period begins Sunday

Oct 02, 2009 - Outdoor burning not recommended today

Sept 22, 2009 - Outdoor burning now allowed, guidelines provided

Aug 13, 2009 - Bexar County Fire Marshal resigns, assistant fire marshal to assume duties

July 14, 2009 - Arson investigators have arrested three suspects in fire at Somerset Junior High

June 26, 2009 - Eighth fireworks 'safe area' added for Fourth of July holiday

June 23, 2009 - Judge Wolff signs disaster declaration, restricts sale and use of fireworks

Feb 10, 2009 - County under outdoor burn ban for 90 days

Dec 31, 2008 - County fireworks hotline for unincorporated Bexar County only

Dec 30, 2008 - County activates hotline for New Year's holiday

Dec 16, 2008 - Gov. Perry extends Bexar County fireworks ban

Dec 11, 2008 - Fireworks ban will not affect professional, commercial displays on New Year's Eve

Dec 10, 2008 - County Judge Nelson Wolff signs disaster declaration, bans use and sale of fireworks

Nov 26, 2008 - Bexar County under burn ban until February

Nov 13, 2008 - Judge Wolff signs second disaster declaration, bans outdoor burning

Nov 06, 2008 - Outdoor burning in unincorporated Bexar prohibited for seven days

Aug 22, 2008 - Ban on outdoor burning lifted

July 08, 2008 - Update on Fourth of July fire activity

July 02, 2008 - Fireworks restrictions to stay in place despite rain

July 01, 2008 - County is ready for July Fourth weekend, enforcement of fireworks ban

June 30, 2008 - Gov. Perry extends disaster declaration again, fire danger continues

June 26, 2008 - Bexar County's disaster declaration extended through July 4

June 24, 2008 - Judge Wolff asks for extension of disaster declaration

June 23, 2008 - Fireworks ban takes effect at midnight

June 18, 2008 - Fireworks vendors update safe area locations

June 13, 2008 - Commissioners Court to consider fireworks ban

June 03, 2008 - Two types of aerial fireworks banned for July fireworks season

May 27, 2008 - Prohibitions on outdoor burning approved by Commissioners

March 14, 2008 - Burn ban still in effect

February 29, 2008 - Investigators with Fire Marshal's Office make arson arrests

January 07, 2008 - Commissioners to get briefing on New Year's Eve brush fires

April 24, 2007 - Commissioner Rodriguez Receives 500 Smoke Alarms for Precinct 1

February 12, 2007 - Firefight Resumes in Helotes Today

February 05, 2007 - Firefighting Operations to Resume Tuesday in Helotes

January 30, 2007 - Helotes Fire Info Available Online

January 20, 2007 - Private Water Wells Affected Due to Helotes Fire

January 18, 2007 - Fire Fighting Mode Turns to Smoke Suppression Due to Water Concerns

January 15, 2007 - Fire Fighting Operations Continue Despite Weather

January 12, 2007 - Fire Fighting Team Ready for Weekend Effort

January 12, 2007 - Red Cross Opens Shelter for Helotes Fire

January 11, 2007 - Potential For Increased Smoke on Saturday

January 10, 2007 - Air Quality Info Now Available Online

January 07, 2007 - TCEQ Releases Initial Air Quality Data

January 06, 2007 - County Activites EOC to Coordinate Brush Fire Response Planning

January 06, 2007 - Health Department Addresses Ongoing Health Concers Regarding Helotes Fire

January 05, 2007 - County Provides Temporary Shelter to Those Suffering Health Effects from Helotes Fire

December 28, 2006 - Red Cross Opens Shelter to Assist Those Affected by Helotes Fire

December 13, 2006 - Notice Regarding Restricted Fireworks

October 30, 2006 - ATF Determines Arson to be Cause of Parrish & Co. Fire

October 26, 2006 - County VFDs and Fire Marshal Respond to Parrish & Co. Fire

August 24, 2006 - Fire Marshal Investigation Press Conf.