ABC13 Weather U: Fire Weather Safety

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — You probably don’t associate Texas with wildfires, but well over a thousand wildfires occur in the Lone Star State each year. About 80% of these occur within two miles of a community, and about 14,500 Texas communities are at risk from wildfires, including many in Southeast Texas.

Texas A&M Forest Service experts say this year is on track to be an active wildfire year due to last year’s lush vegetation growth, the development of drought conditions since the fall, and a La Nina sea pattern in the Pacific encouraging it Texas to become fire weather across the country.

It’s important that you know how to protect yourself and your family if wildfire threatens your neighborhood. ABC13 Chief Meteorologist Travis Herzog explains more about fire weather conditions, how we can help you monitor, and what to do if wildfire threatens your community.

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