GREENVILLE — After several days of "low" or "moderate" fire danger levels, the Texas Forest Service has placed Hunt County under "high" fire danger conditions today, due to the return of moderate drought conditions locally and the anticipation of gusty winds.
After a low of 50 degrees this morning, the National Weather Service forecast is calling for sunny skies, with a high near 75 this afternoon. Winds will be out of the west northwest at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
It is expected to be mostly clear tonight, with a low around 49. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Hunt County is not currently under a ban on outdoor burning, but there are rules which are in place for a controlled burn.
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.