Weather Conditions Dangerous For Fires
POSTED: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 7:42pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 7:26am
In Brownsville high winds and and dry conditions are the perfect combination for fires.
"With the conditions the way they are, its really a bad situation if we get a fire going cause it could spread very quickly."
This is video of a wildfire that burned more than 32,000 acres about 70 miles west of Fort Worth. The fire destroyed more than 31 homes.
In austin 8 homes were destroyed following a wildfire on the southwest side.
The governor has asked president Obama to declare the state a disaster area.
The governor is also advocating for tougher penalties for arsonists.
Back in the Valley Cameron County is currently under a burn ban something fire marshall ben nunez is critical people listen too.
"There is no burn permits being issued, so people should be burning trash or anything else."
"Check with your fire department as to any tips as give you on outside burning and be careful with outside burning."