The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

February 26, 2013

Hunt County under "high" fire danger today

Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — Hunt County has been listed under "high" fire danger conditions today by the Texas Forest Service, due to winds out of the west/northwest which are expected to gust up to 35 mph.

Hunt County recorded a 37 mph wind gust overnight.

Even though Hunt County is not under a burn ban, there are 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.