Forestry official warns of high wildfire danger in East Texas
East Texas — A state forestry official says effects of a lingering drought and federal budget cuts are setting up East Texas for a dangerous wildfire season.
“East Texas is a concern for us this summer,” said Tom Spencer, director of predictive services for the Texas Forest Service. “If we get tropical moisture this summer and plentiful rainfall, that would mitigate it.”
Add to that concern the arrival of national budget sequestration cuts.
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