Drought sparks multiple fires in Nacogdoches Co.
Nacogdoches, TX — Nacogdoches County fire departments have been moving throughout the county the last couple of days battling fires caused by intensely dry conditions and low humidity.
Though the fires are no surprise to firefighters who have been anticipating an increase in calls, getting around to all of them has kept departments busy.
"All you have to do is go outside and walk in your grass to know why we're having more fires," Texas Forest Service Urban Wildland Interface Specialist Jan Amen said. "This is a drought worse than the last 100 years, and we have no end to it in sight."
Nacogdoches County fire departments and the Texas Forest Service on Tuesday battled a several-acre fire that threatened at least three homes on CR 113 in the North Redland community.
A forest service helicopter was dispatched to the fire in an effort to combat the areas which weren't accessible to fire trucks, said Rodney Witaker, Lilbert/Looneyville Volunteer Fire Department safety officer.
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