After a brief lull, we have some new fires and other fires that just won’t go away. It’s gotten very, very hot. Yes, I’m going to use that “h” word again, “historic, ” record-breaking highs for this time of year. Triple-digits in some parts of Texas. Summer arrived early, and that wouldn’t be so bad, but we’re still having an extreme, “historic” drought on top of the heat. It looks as if it’s going to be a long summer. Here is the Situation Report from Friday, May 27, 2011:
Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to 4 new fires for 202 acres. In the past seven days, TFS has responded to 34 fires for 62,079 acres. Fire departments reported 63 fires for 27,859 acres for the past seven days in the online fire reporting database.
Here’s the map with the latest fire activity. Click once on the map to get to the “live” site. From there, you can click on each flame icon for more information about that particular fire. Map and report are courtesy of the Texas Interagency Coordination Center.