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Fire Danger Rising

Our current weather conditions are making it a scary time for potential grass fires. Memories of last year could soon become a reality once again.

Dr. Ted McCollum of the Texas A&M Ag Extension Office explained to us that the rain we received earlier in the spring and summer; now is creating some of the fire danger.

That extra growth is now dying and posing more of a threat.

"We now have a hightened danger of wildfires in the state, because of that accumulation of dry matter and the wind conditions we've been having lately."

With the fire last week in Eastern New Mexico, the danger is hitting closer to home.

Mccollum says people need to become more aware, to prevent the fires from ever starting.

"It's common sense. Anything that can create heat or sparks, can create a fire."

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