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Wildfires Pop Up All Over Panhandle Monday

One fire threatened to shut down a busy area of Amarillo.  Another briefly shut down two roads.

The Potter County Fire Department says today was just a taste of what is to come.

A grass fire near the medical center in Amarillo around noon was sparked by a street light snapping.  It was under control within an hour.

Another much larger range fire in Gray county, about ten miles south of Pampa briefly shut down highway 70 and FM 2375.

For the Potter County Fire Department, today was just a glimpse into the upcoming wildfire season.  It says it is expecting a busy fire season.

Much of the panhandle is under a red flag warning.  That means the potential for dangerous wildfires.  Right now no outdoor burning is allowed.  If caught, you could face fines of up to one thousand dollars.

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