KETR Local
6:42 am
Mon March 10, 2008

Burn ban ends today

Hunt County

– Some Hunt County residents will be celebrating because today marks the end of Hunt County's 90-day burn ban.

Starting this morning, local residents can now legally burn, said Hunt County Fire Marshal Richard Hill.

This will be a boon to the agricultural community because they'll be able to get rid of the brush they have accumulated, he said.

It is, however, still illegal to burn non-approved items like trailers, wiring, couches, PVC piping and tires, Hill said.

While it is legal to burn household trash in Hunt County, it must be burned in proper receptacles, he said.

Despite the fact that the burn ban has ended, Hill asks that residents use caution when burning because it is very muddy outdoors and it will be hard for area firefighters to get to fires that have gotten out of control because of the muddy conditions.

Please be cautious when starting fires, he said. Be considerate of your neighbors.