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Fire Danger Continues Despite Cooler Weather
The Texas Forest Service and local fire departments say despite the cooler weather, and a little rain here and there, the state's high fire danger hasn't gone away.
Here in east Texas, conditions are dry as they've ever been, and the bans on outdoor burning are still in effect.
Governor Rick Perry Asks Texans to Pray for Rain
Governor Rick Perry is calling on Texans to pray for rain, as the 4th worst drought in the state’s history shows no sign of letting up, and firefighters continue battling wildfires that have charred more than one and a half million acres across the state.
County Burn Ban Extended 90 Days
Angelina County Commissioners have voted to extend the county-wide ban on outdoor burning for 90 days.  This means burning anything outdoors is illegal, and violators will be prosecuted.