Grassfire's burn more than 4,000 acres north of Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Grassfire's burn more than 4,000 acres north of Lubbock

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Dozens of firefighters battled three separate grass fires in Floyd, Lamb, and Hale Counties. Updated totals Thursday morning show the fires burned more than four thousand acres. Fortunately, no homes were damaged.

The lack of moisture and dry conditions continue to pose a threat for more wild-fires across the South Plains.

The national weather service advises residents to be cautious. They recommend keeping your grass cut low and keeping firewood away from the perimeter of your home. They also say you should water the grass and plants around your home.

 Jody James, with the weather service, says he expects multiple red flag warnings to be issued this winter.

"Were not seeing a lot of moisture- not a lot of precipitation, this could be an ongoing problem," Said Jody James."So were bracing here at the NWS for a long period of dry weather lots of red flag warnings, lots of potential for days with grass fires."

Several counties in the surrounding area are already under burn bans. The weather service says it's likely that Lubbock County will be placed under a burn ban this winter as well.

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