GREENVILLE — The ban on outdoor burning will remain in effect for Hunt County, following action Tuesday morning by the Hunt County Commissioners Court.
An emergency order calling for the ban was in place until Tuesday's Commissioners meeting, during which the ban was put in place for 90 days.
No outdoor burning is permitted in the unincorporated areas of the county, including the burning of household garbage. Theorder restricts the outdoor use of welding, cutting torches and other similar tools unless a separate individual is present to observe for fires and sparks and to have some type of fire extinguisher present. The order does not prohibit outdoor cooking but it does restrict the cooking activities to an enclosed apparatus, designed for cooking purposes.