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May 3, 2013

High fire danger conditions today

GREENVILLE — The Texas A&M University Forest Service has again listed Hunt County under a "high" fire danger level today, due to the continuing moderate drought, and high winds.

A wind advisory remains in effect for North Texas until 4 p.m. today. The forecast is calling for a high near 61 degrees this afternoon and a north northwest wind with gusts as high as 35 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.

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