The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

November 8, 2012

High fire danger returns to area

Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — Hunt County has again been placed under "high" fire danger conditions today by the Texas Forest Service, due to the moderate drought conditions locally and a chance for winds gusting out of the south at up to 25 mph.

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.

There is a chance of severe thunderstorms in the forecast for Sunday afternoon, as a powerful cold front is expected to cross the region.