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July 5 Evening Newscast: Hunt, Fannin, Rains counties enact burn bans

Tuesday Evening Newscast Graphic
Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Dallas, Kaufman, Van Zandt, and Wood counties already had bans on outdoor burning in place.

  • As Northeast Texas braces for a week of triple-digit highs with no rain in sight, local officials in Hunt, Fannin, and Rains counties placed bans on outdoor burning during Tuesday’s meetings across the region.
    Firefighters across Northeast Texas spent today battling small grass fires. As of late afternoon Tuesday, the Texas A&M Forest Service reports a 20-acre fire still active in southwest Fannin County, east of Trenton, close to the south fork of Brushy Creek.
    With the ban on outdoor burning, Hunt, Fannin, and Rains counties join Dallas, Kaufman, Van Zandt, and Wood counties, which already had burn bans in place before today. The ban includes a prohibition on campfires and fire pits, although outdoor grilling is permitted with enclosed devices designed for cooking.
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday at the Field House. Adult and child vaccines will be available. For people 12 years of age and older, the standard Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be offered. For children ages 5 to 11, the pediatric Pfizer vaccine will be available. And for small children aged 6 months to 5 years, the infant and toddler Moderna vaccine will be offered. No appointment is necessary and all vaccines will be offered on a first-come, first served basis. You’re asked to bring your previous COVID-19 vaccination card, or a picture of it, if you have one. The clinic will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the Field House. Details at www.tamuc.edu.