Wildfire Threat Remains Low After Recent Rains

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Our recent rains are washing away the threat of wildfires, and it looks like it will stay that way.

The Texas Forest Service credits the El Nino weather pattern for the wetter winter and low wildfire threat.

Rain and snow across the state for the past several months will keep vegetation and grasses wet through winter.

A welcome relief for the State of Texas after nearly a two-year drought that cost an estimated $3.6 billion in crop and livestock losses across the state.