A grass fire in Parker County, Texas, shut down the highway and forced the evacuation of homes and two schools on Monday, January 22. Smoke from the 200-acre fire could be seen 60 miles away, a news report said.
Extremely dry air and gusty winds fueled a large wildfire west of Fort Worth, TX Monday. The fire, which grew to around 1,000 acres, forced people in nearby neighborhoods to evacuate their homes.
Posted by WeatherNation on Monday, January 22, 2018
The National Weather Service warned of the danger of fire on Monday because of low humidity and high winds.
The combination of gusty northwesterly winds & minimum relative humidities in the teens & 20s will result in elevated fire weather conditions today along & west of a Gainesville to Hillsboro line. #dfwwx #ctxwx #texomawx pic.twitter.com/IgbM8f4MDi
— NWS Fort Worth (@NWSFortWorth) January 22, 2018
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