Lamar Co. suffers drought conditions

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LAMAR COUNTY, TX-- Large areas of Texas, including Lamar County, are experiencing drought conditions as a typically wet season remains relatively dry.

The Texas Water Development Board says that extreme-to-exceptional conditions have spread to a quarter of the state. It put areas, like Lamar County, at risk for high fire danger, especially in the northwest part of the county that is under extreme drought conditions.

While the county is not currently under a burn ban, fire officials encourage residents to wait until conditions improve before doing any outdoor burning.