Low humidity + high winds = extreme fire danger, warns Smith County Fire Marshal

The Smith County Fire Marshal is warning everyone to remain cautious the next few days due to extreme fire danger conditions.

The low humidity combined with high winds are making conditions ripe for fires, and will continue until rain comes through the area this weekend.

On Wednesday, the National Weather Service out of Shreveport, La., issued a fire danger statement.

"A very dry air mass and strong southwest winds will result in an enhanced risk for wildfires …," it reported. "Extreme care is urged during all outdoor activities where there is a potential for grass fires and for fires to start and spread rapidly. Avoid outdoor burning of trash and do not toss lit cigarette butts outside, especially from a moving vehicle where winds can quickly fan a flame." 

Smith County is not under a burn ban.

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