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March 27, 2013

Another high fire danger day today

GREENVILLE — The Texas A&M Forest Service has again listed Hunt County, and a large area of the northeastern corner of Texas, under "high" fire danger conditiions today, due to the severe drought level and breezy conditions.

The National Weather Service forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies, with a high near 66 and south winds with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Hunt County is not under a burn ban, although there 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.

There is a chance of rain in the forecast, starting Friday night and continuing through the Easter weekend.

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