Strong Winds In the Valley

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POSTED: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 6:10pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 6:24pm

The winds were howling Tuesday afternoon.

"These winds are gusting up to 40-45 miles per hour." said Brownsville Fire Chief Lenny Perez.

"Because of the strength of the winds the Cameron County Emergency Management Office is not issuing a permit to burn Tuesday."

Brownsville Fire Chief Lenny Perez says with these conditions it could be a nightmare for his fire fighters to put out a fire if one started up Tuesday.

"With these kind of gusts it can go from an acre to 5 to 10 acres real easily within minutes."

The Brownsville Fire Department is asking people to make sure they are also careful with cigarette butts because in the conditions on Tuesday a fire can spark very easy from them.

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