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CRITICAL WILDFIRE THREAT MESSAGE

Issued by Walker County Office of Emergency Management

ALONG THE I-35 CORRIDOR BETWEEN DALLAS, WACO, AUSTIN AND SAN ANTONIO, AND EXTENDING WEST TO ABILENE AND WICHITA FALLS. EAST OF I-45 AND SOUTH OF I-20 NEAR JACKSONVILLE, CENTER, LUFKIN, CROCKETT, HUNTSVILLE, CLEVELAND, KIRBYVILLE AND JASPER.

CRITICAL WILDFIRE THREAT

VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER IS EXPECTED IN THE IDENTIFIED AREAS. FORECAST CRITICAL

FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WITH INCREASED WIND SPEEDS OF 15 MPH OR MORE AND

TRIPLE-DIGIT TEMPERATURES WILL ALIGN WITH VERY DRY GRASS VEGETATION THAT MAY

RESULT IN FIRES THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO CONTROL.

ROADSIDE STARTS ARE A MAJOR CAUSE OF WILDFIRES THIS SUMMER. AVOID PARKING, DRIVING OR IDLING IN DRY GRASS.

AVOID ANY OUTSIDE BURNING EVEN THOSE PROJECTS ALLOWED UNDER A BURN BAN.

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