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July 9, 2013

Heightened fire danger today in area

GREENVILLE — The lingering drought has helped prompt a heightened fire danger status in the region.

Hunt County and the surrounding counties are listed under a "high" level of danger from grass and wild fires today, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.

The summertime heat is also on the rise during the next two days.

The National Weather Service forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 98. Heat index values — what it feels like when the humidity is added in — could rise to as high as 101, with a south southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

It should be partly cloudy tonight, with a low around 76 and mostly sunny and hot Wednesday, with a high near 100 and heat index values as high as 104.

There is a slight chance of rain in the forecast for Thursday and Friday.

There is no current burn ban in place in Hunt County, although are 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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