Lightning and triple-digit temperatures prove a dangerous mix for area ranchers and firefighters

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Lightning and triple-digit temperatures prove a dangerous mix for area ranchers and firefighters

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 17:19
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A series of grassfires in Hemphill and surrounding counties have kept pagers buzzing, sirens blaring, and firefighters and other first responders scrambling since late last week. With persistent triple-digit temperatures and little rainfall, abnormally dry conditions have returned to the Panhandle, and drought is beginning to spread into what was, for several weeks, a virtually drought-free Texas…

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