Recent rains helping fire crews

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POSTED: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 1:46pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 9:25am

Heavy rains have come down in Cameron County on and off for the past few weeks.
The Cameron County Emergency Office says emergency crews are benefiting.

"With everything wet means we are going to have less fires, less grassfire, less accidental trash fires, and that's always good news."said Cameron County Emergency Coordinator Humberto Barrera.

Barrera says they have only responded to three fires in the county in the last three weeks, a big decrease from the number of fires they saw last year at this time.

"A fire everywhere cost money in manpower, equipment, diesel, time and energy so defiantly this budget friendly weather."

Despite the rain, Barrera says this is not enough rain to help us get out of the drought.

"We are going to need a big tropical storm or a small hurricane to replenish the system, we don’t want to have the damage that comes with a hurricane but we need the water."

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