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Wildfire season is here, fire fighters urge caution

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TYLER (KYTX) - Wildfire season is here. Proof of the dangers are apparent in the on going California wildfire that has burned over 43 square miles of land.

Small fires have been happening all across east Texas. Several small fires in Tyler didn't cause much damage but Noonday assistant fire chief Jonathan Mcclish said it's possible for the small fires to turn into something big. Mcclish said using caution can help smother fire dangers.

"Out door burning, not paying attention, you could start a fire like 2011 that went for acres," said Mcclish.

With the high winds blowing through east Texas Mcclish said that's another factor that makes it hard on fire fighters fighting wildfires. Dry leaves and grass can also fuel the fires.

According to the Texas A and M Forest Service as of May 3, there hasn't been any burn bans enacted for any east Texas counties.

Even without burn bans, firefighters urge if you are going to burn anything keep water close by just in case it gets out of hand.

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