Strong Winds Expected Today With Red Flag Warning Issued For The Area

The danger of wildfires will be extremely high across the region today due to high winds and very dry air. A Red Flag warning is in effect for all the South Plains area. The National Weather Service expects winds of  30 to 40 miles an hour with gusts around 55 miles an hour much of the day. Another fire broke out in Garza County yesterday, this one in the canyon north of Lake Alan Henry.  No reported loss of homes or structures from the latest wildfire. Forecasters say the potential for wildfires will expand today and include areas in North, Central and South Texas. So far, most of the fire threat has been confined to the western part of the state, the South Plains and the Panhandle. Fires have charred about 700 square miles of land in the past week.

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