The latest Texas Forest Service maps places North Harris and Southern Montgomery
counties in a high fire danger zone while the rest of the area is in a moderate zone all the way to the coastal prairies.
According to Misty Wilburn with The Texas Forest Service, grasses along the coastal prairies are at critically dry levels because of winter freezes. The chances for fast moving
grass fires with the extra dry atmospheric conditions are going to remain high for the next
The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Wednesday Feb 10,
2009 from morning to evening. Even additional rain tonight won't help out much. The line of fast moving showers and storms according to the Weather Service has only .10 inch to .25 inch for the areas thirsty soils and vegetation.
In addition unincorporated Harris county has been added to latest list of burn ban counties. That means almost 80% of the state of Texas is currently under a burn ban.