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CRITICAL FIRE WARNING INFO FROM WALKER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

AUSTIN, BASTROP, BRADY, BROWNWOOD, BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, CARTHAGE, CROCKETT, FREDERICKSBURG, HUNTSVILLE, LAMPASAS, LLANO, LUFKIN, NACOGDOCHES, PALESTINE, SAN SABA, TEMPLE, WACO, AND WOODVILLE.

VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER IS FORECAST FOR THE IDENTIFIED AREAS. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL ALIGN WITH EXTREMELY DRY GRASS BRUSH AND TIMBER VEGETATION. INCREASED WIND SPEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM HAROLD WILL EXCEED CRITICAL THRESHOLDS OF 15-20 MPH AND CONTRIBUTE TO WORSENING FIRE CONDITIONS.

ANY IGNITION THAT OCCURS UNDER THESE CONDITIONS MAY RESULT IN WILDFIRES THAT BURN INTENSELY AND EXHIBIT EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. THESE FIRES ARE ALSO LIKELY TO BE RESISTANT TO FIREFIGHTERS SUPPRESSION EFFORTS.

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