Increased wildfire activity and fuel dryness across the state

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Crockett County under a burn ban

  • FIRE ACTIVITY on the McMean Fire in Sutton County on Sunday, Aug. 16. As of Tuesday morning the fire had burned an estimated 3,869 acres and was 20% contained. KYLE WARNER | TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE
    FIRE ACTIVITY on the McMean Fire in Sutton County on Sunday, Aug. 16. As of Tuesday morning the fire had burned an estimated 3,869 acres and was 20% contained. KYLE WARNER | TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE
The Texas A&M Forest Service reported Monday, Aug. 17, an increase in wildfire activity across the state. Over the past seven days, the forest service has responded to 57 fires that burned 11,229 acres. This includes 34 fires that have burned 5,752 acres since Friday, Aug. 14. “We are seeing a significant increase in wildfire occurrence that coincides with the current streak of 100-degree…

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