Our cool and dry weather not suitable for ongoing wildfires

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Our cool and dry weather is not what the doctor ordered when it comes to our current wildfire situation across Deep East Texas and the rest of the state.

While the weather conditions are very comfortable and nice, it will not be of much aid to our firefighters and volunteers trying to get our wildfires in Houston and Nacogdoches counties under control.

The one variable that will aid the firefighters in their attempt to contain the fires is the wind speed, which has subsided considerably over the past 12-18 hours.  While the winds will remain out of the north at 5 to 10 mph during the day, it won't be as strong as what we saw this weekend, when winds were howling out of the north at 20 to 30 mph.

However, the combination of the low humidity and lack of rainfall will keep the fire threat relatively high from day to day as we progress through the rest of the work week.

This is a reminder that all of our counties across the Texas Forest Country are under a burn ban.  Please do not attempt to do anything that might start a fire, as the ingredients are ripe for any little spark to flare up and get out of control.

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