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August 5, 2013

High fire danger conditions today

GREENVILLE — The Texas A&M Fire Service has listed Hunt County under a "high" level of fire danger today, due to the severe drought conditions, a high temperature again in the triple digits this afternoon and a light south/southwest wind.

Although there is no current burn ban in place in Hunt County there are restrictions to outdoor burning. The burning of household trash is permissible, but 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.

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