A serious lack of rain and rising temperatures make for a dangerous combination when it comes to wildfires.
Rob Keinast with the Lubbock Fire Department said the West Texas weather is creating a kind of perfect storm for wildfires.
"Everyone knows how dry our conditions have been," Keinast said. "A lack of precipitation, the conditions are ripe for grass fires and wild land fires."
Lubbock Fire Rescue is equipped with some of best tools for fighting wildfire:
Trucks that hold two to three times more water than a regular fire engine, and brush trucks that fight fires while they're moving.
But Keinast said that even though the staff and equipment can make short work of putting out a grass fire, it's always better to prevent them from being called out.
The United States Fire Administration website gives these special tips to avoid fires near your home:
Let Your Landscape Defend Your Property
Follow Local Burning Laws
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