The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

November 23, 2012

High fire danger returns to area

By BRAD KELLAR
Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — Hunt County is once again listed under "high" fire danger conditions today by the Texas Forest Service, due to the contiuning moderate drought conditions and gusting winds.

Counties just to the north and east are listed under "very high" fire danger conditions today.

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.