Firefighters are moving forward in combating a wildfire at Fort Hood that had burned around 33,206 acres, according to Texas A & M Forest Service.

Much of Texas was under a red flag warning on Tuesday for critical fire conditions, according to the National Hurricane Service.

Weather conditions might make things worse.

There was no wind in other parts of the country.

Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday urged residents to remain alert because significant parts of the state’s western half face ‘extreme fire weather conditions’ due to high wind gusts, dry fuels and low humidity levels, and severe storms with the potential for large hail, damaging winds, tornadoes and flash floods.

The Crittenberg complex, made up of three wildfires battling in Coryell County, Texas, had burnt more than 33.000 acres by late Monday and that fire was 55 percent contained, the Texas A & M Forest Service said.

This month, 726 wildfires – 121 in the previous seven days – have raged across an area of 164.257 acres across the state, the Forest Service announced in its memo that revealed the potential for major wildfires on Monday.


Texas A&M Forest Service

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Texas A&M Forest Service is an agency chartered by the Texas Legislature to manage the interests of Texas’ forests. The Legislature created the service in 1915. (wikipedia)


Wildfire

A wildfire, forest fire, bushfire, wildland fire or rural fire is an unplanned, unwanted, uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation starting in rural areas and urban areas. (wikipedia)