KETR Local
9:30 am
Wed March 12, 2008

Burn ban expires

Scott Harvey

Hunt County

– A recent mix of rain and snow enabled Hunt County officials to allow the county's 90 day burn ban to expire Monday. Hunt County Emergency Management Coordinator Richard Hill says this comes as a big help for the county's orchards, noting the need to get rid of the residue from trees trimmed during their dormant state. Those trimmings may have even included diseased limbs. He also says now would be a good time to dispose of any brush piles or agricultural residue by burning it. Hill adds he hopes recent conditions will continue and aid in county residents' ability to burn, noting a drought could force the issuance of another burn ban. Hunt Count is joined by Hopkins and Fannin Counties, who's burn bans were either lifted or expired this week.

Click the MP3 icon to listen as Hunt County Emergency Management Coordinator Richard Hill advises residents to remain cautions while burning.