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Power outages, fires, and strong winds affect West Texas residents

Officials leaving after putting out grass fire in Big Lake Officials leaving after putting out grass fire in Big Lake

A day after cities in the West Texas and New Mexico areas were issued red flag warnings, residents experienced the weather firsthand.

Peter Vidmar, Texas A&M Forest Service Fire Coordinator said, "These conditions can be high temperatures, low relative humidity and strong winds. All of these we are experiencing moving through the state particularly in West Central Texas."

In temperatures like these, Vidmar said residents should use their best judgment.

"Not burning trash and brush piles on a day like today, even though a lot of counties are not under burn bans it's important to look at the conditions," said Vidmar.

According to Oncor, most of the residents in Odessa who lost power after a late afternoon brush fire had it restored. 

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