According to NBC5, North Texas is about to experience the second hottest summer since the scorcher of 1980. Collin County is under a burn ban and the City of McKinney Fire Department has instituted a hot work permit program for those performing hot work or cutting and welding outdoors as a result of the dangerous conditions.
There will be no fee for these permits, which are intended to reinforce the importance of heightened awareness for safety during hot and dry conditions. Those found performing this work without a permit will be subject to citations. Permits will be required until Collin County lifts the burn ban, and the program will be evaluated at that time to determine if it will remain in place.
Permits will be issued at the Public Safety Building, located at 2200 Taylor Burk Dr., between 8 a.m. and 5 a.m. For more information, contact the McKinney Fire Marshal’s Office at 972-547-2879 or visit www.mckinneyfire.org.