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Fire dangers ‘very high’ through the weekend, fire departments urge extreme caution with outdoor burning

Grass Fire

Several fire departments around Lamar County are urging residents to use extreme caution with outdoor burning, while other departments ask residents to avoid burning in general as fire dangers are “very high” through the weekend.

Fire dangers in and around Lamar County through the weekend will be very high, according to Lamar County Emergency Management Coordinator Quincy Blount and Texas Forest Service.

According to TFS, when fire dangers are very high, fires can and will start easily from most causes.

“The fires will spread rapidly and have a quick increase in intensity, right after ignition,” according to Texas Forest Service. “Small fires can quickly become large fires and exhibit extreme intensity, such as long-distance spotting and fire whirls. These fires can be difficult to control and will often become much larger and longer-lasting fires.”


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