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Dawson County currently is facing a “bad mix” of conditions which create a high danger of wildfires, according to Lamesa Fire Chief Larry Duyck. That mix includes drough conditions, high winds on almost a daily basis, and very low humidity. “It’s a vital concern for West Texas,” Duyck said Tuesday during his regular fire threat report to the Dawson County Commissioners Court. Dawson County now has a rating of 633 – on a scale of 0-800 – from the Keetch-Byram Drought Index. That index is used to help various agencies determine the potential for wildfires. Much of the western and southern parts of Texas currently ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

P.O. Box 710
Lamesa, TX 79331