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Fire Precautions Urged For Everyone

Friday's high winds have elevated the chance for wildfires in our area.

Right now, Dallam, Moore, and Wheeler counties have a ban on outdoor burning. The Texas Forest Service urges everyone to use caution outdoors even if your county does not have a burn ban.

Most of our area ranks "High" or "Very High" on the Fire Forecast map according to the Texas Forest Service. So far in Texas this year, crews responded to around 15,000 fires that burned a total of over 500,000 acres.

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