Fire season in Corpus Christi

This year’s fire season could be different and even more active.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Melissa Huffman of the Corpus Christi Division of the National Weather Service said each year that the coastal bend has a fire season in February and March.

“Most of the coastal bend is currently suffering from moderate to severe drought,” said Huffman. “But there are parts, especially if you head south into Brooks County, where they even suffer from extreme drought.”

This year’s fire season could be different and even more active.

“Because we’ve come out of this extended freezing period and we’ve seen so many areas below freezing, that adds to this increased burn potential,” Huffman said.

As with every other season, Huffman said this would pass.

“We usually move out of our fire season in April and May,” said Huffman.

In the meantime, experts are asking the community to be very aware of the arid conditions we are going through.

Officials do not recommend leaving chains hanging on your vehicle where they can start a fire. Also, don’t throw cigarette buds out the window or try not to run your car in tall grass.

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