Wildfire Danger Remains Extremely High Across the Basin

From AP and staff reports:

Forestry officials remain vigilant across West Texas as winds intensify and humidities drop across the region.

Texas Forest Service spokesman Marq Webb the biggest wildfire threat was along and west of a line from Wichita Falls to Del Rio.  He says firefighters have just about contained several wildfires they were battling on Sunday in Eastland and Callahan counties.  Some structures had been threatened by fires in Callahan County.

Webb said that no homes were damaged, but flames did burn several outbuildings, a car, a camper trailer and an antique tractor.  Webb had said on Sunday that at least five fires in Eastland County appeared to have been set deliberately.

In the Permian Basin, fire crews battled a 3 mile long fire on Friday evening that threatened 100 homes for a time near Greenwood. No homes were burned and no one was injured.

The City of Odessa issued a press release Monday asking residents in that city to be very careful with anything that could cause a fire.