The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

November 29, 2012

High fire danger in area again today

By BRAD KELLAR
Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — The Texas Forest Service has listed Hunt County under high fire danger conditions again today, due to the escalating drought numbers and with winds out of the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 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.