GREENVILLE — Hunt County has been placed under a "very high" risk of grass and wild fires today by the Texas Forest Service, due to the continued severe drought conditions.
Most of North and Northeast Texas is listed under high or very high fire danger conditions today, due to the dry soil and vegetation, low humidities and chances of gusty winds this afternoon.
The National Weather Service forecast is calling for sunny skies with a high near 93 and winds out of the south southwest with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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.