GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- Grayson County officials are warning residents grass fire danger is high. On Christmas Day, fire fighters battled six grass fires in Grayson County that burned 17 acres.
Since then, officials say the fire risk has increased. They blame the danger on low humidity and grasses that grew quickly because of summer rain.
"People are hopefully beginning to understand that when the local weather man says “red flag warning day,” that actually means that we're extremely and highly susceptible to a fire situation," Grayson County Judge Drue Bynum says.
The county has not issued a burn ban yet, but officials warn everyone to be careful when burning trash or trees during the dry conditions.
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