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June 28, 2013

Another day of moderate fire danger in Hunt County

GREENVILLE — The Texas A&M Fire Service has listed Hunt County under "moderate" fire danger conditions today, due to continued drought conditions and the chance for gusty winds today.

Area fire departments have battled multiple grass and brusn fires in recent days and the county's fire officials are urging the public to use extreme caution when using fireworks because of the dry conditions.

The 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 than 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.

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