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Fire Threat Increasing Across North Texas Wednesday

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NBC 5 News

A grass fire danger statement has been issued for locations north and west of an area from Temple to Corsicana to Athens.

Dry conditions have local officials worried about the danger of wildfires.

Wednesday, 92 counties across Texas have burn bans in place, including the North Texas counties of Tarrant, Denton, Wise, Ellis and Johnson.

Firefighters in Parker County, which is not under a burn ban, spent the afternoon trying to contain a grass fire that burned an estimated 220 acres.

Warmer temperatures with winds gusting to near 25 mph are big concerns. In addition, low dew points and low humidity will push conditions to a near critical fire weather threat for the area.

There is only a slight chance of rain this weekend and little precipitation in the forecast for the next 10 days.

The cities of Dallas and Fort Worth are in a moderate drought situation, but Denton, Collin and parts of Wise counties are in what's considered to be a severe drought as are parts of the state to our north and northeast.

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