Fire danger returns to higher levels Tuesday
Firefighters in Hunt County have been battling blazes near Commerce and Greenville this week.
- Fire danger across Northeast Texas has returned to high levels today, with dry, sunny and windy conditions. Firefighters in Hunt County have been battling wildfires. Yesterday evening, crews contained a fire north of Commerce along State Highway 24 that burned a little less than an acre. Another blaze just east of the Commerce Municipal Airport has burned between three and four acres, according to the most recent report from the Texas A&M Forest Service. The latest report, as of about11 o’clock last night, said the fire was 60 percent contained. Elsewhere in Hunt County, a fire northwest of Greenville burned more than 15 acres before being contained Monday afternoon. The blaze happened near the intersection of County Roads 1083 and 1088.
- The Greenville Independent School District is seeking public input this evening on whether to put a bond proposal on local ballots in November. The district has been seeking funds to build a new middle school and a new early childhood center. In May, voters rejected a $169 million bond proposal from the district. More recently, the district presented a smaller proposal of about $136 million. The district is hosting meeting on the topic at 5:30 at the Greenville Middle School cafeteria. The Greenville ISD board is expected to decide this month whether to place another bond proposal on November ballots.
- In Princeton this evening, there’ll be another public meeting on the future of U.S. Highway 380. The Texas Department of Transportation is working on plans to re-route parts of Hwy. 380 from McKinney to the Collin County-Hunt County line. TxDOT will host a meeting on the project at 5:30 p.m. at Princeton High School. More information about the proposed makeover of U.S. Highway 380 can be found at keepitmovingdallas.com.