There is ample fuel for wildfires in the Lubbock area after last year's plentiful rain.
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports that moisture is needed on the South Plains to dampen the threat of wildfires.
The region got more rain in 2014 than it had in any year since 2010.
Cody Holloway, the Texas A&M Forest Service regional director in Lubbock, told the newspaper that spring and summer could be "pretty rough" if rains don't come.
National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Merchant says the spring outlook calls for a 40 percent chance that the South Plains will be wetter than average.
Texas' spring wildfire season typically runs from February through April, with the risk highest toward the end of that period.
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