May 24, 2011 Critical wildfire conditions predicted for Today
According to the Texas Forest Service we are on the eastern edge of extremely dry, windy conditions that are expected to worsen today, increasing the
potential for wildfires.
Unprecedented drought conditions across the state, combined with low humidity and high winds, create a perfect storm for wildfires that can spread at a rapid pace, placing lives and property in harm’s way. Extreme caution should be practiced as any spark can be a deadly spark.
Since Texas fire season began Nov. 15, Texas Forest Service and area fire departments have responded to more than 10,000 fires that have consumed about 2.7 million acres. Combined efforts of citizens taking proactive actions and a coordinated state response have saved more than 19,000 homes and buildings.
You can use Texas Forest Service resources to monitor the current wildfire status<http://txforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=12888>
and create a wildfire action plan for your home<http://txforestservice.tamu.edu/uploadedFiles/FRP/Predictive_Services/The%20Ready,%20Set,%20Go!%20Wildfire%20Action%20Plan.pdf>.