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September 9, 2013

High fire danger again today, burn ban remains in effect

GREENVILLE — The Txas A&M Forest Service has again listed Hunt County under a "high" level of fire danger today, due to the continued severe to extreme drought conditions across the county and chances of wind gusts out of the southeast at up to 20 mph.

Hunt County has been under a ban on outdoor burning since August 12. Under the ban no outdoor burning is permitted in the unincorporated areas of the county, including the burning of household garbage. This order does not restrict the outdoor use of welding, cutting torches and other similar tools, provided a separate individual is present to observe for fires and sparks and to have some type of fire extinguisher present. The order does not prohibit outdoor cooking but it does restrict the cooking activities to an enclosed apparatus, designed for cooking purposes.

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