Critical fire weather is forecast through Sunday for portions of North and West Texas with Friday holding the most potential for wildfire activity, particularly in the panhandle.
Texas A&M Forest Service has prepositioned resources across the area including three single engine air tankers and an air attack platform in Childress, and two large airtankers and an aerial supervision module in Abilene to support suppression efforts as requested.
“Wildfire potential increases through the weekend as strong winds, above normal temperatures and low humidity align with dry fuels,” said Brad Smith, Texas A&M Forest Service Predictive Services Department Head. “The footprint of critically dry fuels will continue to expand south and east as we experience above normal temperatures and little rainfall.”
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