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March 4, 2013

High fire danger designation for area today

GREENVILLE — Hunt County and the surrounding area is listed by the Texas Forest Service under "high" fire danger conditions again today, due to the moderate drought, warmer than normal temperatures and the forecast for gusty winds.

The National Weather Service is calling for a high near 79 this afternoon with south southwest winds gusting as high as 30 mph.

A low around 43 is forecast for tonight, with a west northwest wind gusting as high as 30 mph.

Tuesday witll be sunny, but cooler, with a high near 56 and winds gusting out of the north as high as 30 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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