Thunderstorms later this afternoon and overnight may produce some hail and gusty winds to possibly 60 mph....locally heavy rainfall and lightning. The storms should steadily weaken as they move eastward...so your risk of a severe storm is higher to the east and lower to the west.
DENISON, TX -- A controlled burn got out of hand this afternoon in Denison, scorching more than 50 acres.
Denison firefighters say just before 2:00 p.m. they got a call that a large pasture was on fire at Oak Ridge Road and Elmore Road. Three other fire departments worked to put out the blaze.
A gas line and high voltage power lines were a concern, but after about an hour the fire was under control. Firefighters say dry conditions helped fueled the blaze.
"Even though we're not under a burn ban, the fuel, the grass is, the trees are extremely dry. So, if you do burn, use preventative measures. Mow around the area, have a water hose, fire extinguisher close by and if anything happens quickly call 911," Batallion Chief, Keith Bates, said.