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.
Many counties in east Texas got a little rain earlier this week, but officials say it did nothing to reverse the effects of the relentless drought.
Because of high winds, the ground is still very dry and burn bans are still up. Despite that, fire officials say they believe some people are getting complacent, and think they can resume outdoor burning.
Authorities say no they can't. They warn against burning of any sort, even in the fireplace on a cold night.