The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

November 9, 2012

Elevated fire danger conditions again today

By BRAD KELLAR
Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — There is another elevated risk of grass and wild fires across the region today.

The Texas Forest Service has listed Hunt County and the surrounding counties under high fire danger conditions today, due to the moderate drought conditions and winds expected to gust out of the south at up to 35 miles per hour.

Hunt County is not currently under a burn ban, although there are still certain restrictions to outdoor burning. The burning of household trash is only permissible during daylight hours and the wind speed cannot be greater then 23 mph. Natural materials, such as brush and limbs can be burned, but not treated or painted lumber. No prohibited material — including but not limited to: rubber, plastics, wire, insulation and furniture — can be burned, and a responsible person must be present during active burning.