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The threat of wildfires in Dawson County is increasing sharply with the recent hot, dry weather, according to Lamesa Fire Chief Larry Duyck. Presenting a regular report to the Dawson County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, Duyck said the county’s fire threat rating has increased by 94 points in just the past two weeks. That threat, as determined by the Keetch-Byram Drought Index, has jumped from 426 to 520 on an 800-point scale. “Every county that we follow has gone up almost 100 points in the past two weeks,” Duyck said about the counties in this immediate area. Just one month ago, Dawson County had ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

P.O. Box 710
Lamesa, TX 79331