Critical wildfire danger predicted for much of Texas
Texas Forest Service urges caution
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 • Posted February 24, 2009
Smoke billows through the sky from a fire that escalated quickly in windy conditions on Friday, February 20. Several area fire departments were called out to battle the blaze, which threatened four homes and scorched eight acres. The recent rains have prompted many area residents to attempt to burn; however, the rain has not been significant enough to warrant lifting the burn ban, which is currently in effect until 9:00am on April 29, 2009. Citizens violating the burn ban are issued citations. Officials ask that people be extra vigilant in preventing fires because of the severe drought that we are in.
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