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High fire risk for today

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(KLTV) - The storm prediction center has issued a critical fire weather area for portions of East Texas for today.

An approaching cold front has strengthened the winds to around 15-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. This combined with the dry conditions is very favorable for wildfires to start.

All of East Texas is still under a burn ban, so it is important to remember that any outdoor burning can spread very quickly.

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