Despite cold, forest service calling for strong wildfire season

  • CROCKETT COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS AT THE ARROYO GRANDE FIRE in June 2020 on the Glasscock Ranch in Sutton County. GIL KOMECHAK | CROCKETT COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT FILE PHOTO
    CROCKETT COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS AT THE ARROYO GRANDE FIRE in June 2020 on the Glasscock Ranch in Sutton County. GIL KOMECHAK | CROCKETT COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT FILE PHOTO
  • THE HOLCOMBE ROAD FIRE burned more than 25,000 acres in 2020. The fire was located southwest of Ozona. GIL KOMECHAK | CROCKETT COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT FILE PHOTO
    THE HOLCOMBE ROAD FIRE burned more than 25,000 acres in 2020. The fire was located southwest of Ozona. GIL KOMECHAK | CROCKETT COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT FILE PHOTO
Despite the winter weather that is hitting the area, the Texas A&M Forest Service is predicting spring and summer to be warmer and dryer this year causing a concern for an outbreak of wildfires. The National Weather Service has declared 2021 a La Nina year, which means weather conditions are going to be warmer than normal and drier. The forest service has studied La Nina seasons, and has…

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