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7:29 am
Thu November 3, 2011

Another county considers burn ban status

GREENVILLE - Hunt County Commissioners are among local officials also pondering whether to lift their current ban on outdoor burning.

The decision could come as early as Monday.

Recent rains nearby have prompted commissioners in Collin, Kaufman, Rains and Van Zandt counties to lift their burn bans. But that doesn’t mean Hunt County will follow suit. Fire Marshall Richard Hill says it still depends on how much rain is received this weekend.

Approximately two inches of rain fell locally in October, but counties that are now removed from burning restrictions received more rain.