Hot and dry conditions throughout Texas may cause a high potential for wildfires.
The Texas heat isn’t slowing down and with temperatures up in the hundreds the Texas A&M Forest Service is wary. They say the reduced moisture in vegetation can easily cause ignition for a wildfire. The service warns of fire-susceptible areas all over Texas, near cities such as Wichita Falls, Fort Worth, Waco, Austin, and San Antonio. Thunderstorms throughout the week also worry the Texas A&M Forest Service analysts. Lightning could start a fire, and windy conditions could cause an out-of-control blaze.
Recent wildfires have caused an increase in resources
“With persistent hot and dry conditions as well as an intensifying drought, many recent wildfires have required more time and resources,” said Wes Moorehead, Texas A&M Forest Service Fire Chief. Task forces are fully staffed and are equipped with a range of tools to help suppress these fires. Officers are posted all across Texas, with a whopping 391 personnel from 33 states in Texas.
The Texas A&M Forest Service warns locals to contact authorities if a wildfire is spotted. “A quick response can help save lives and property.”