The Texas Division of Emergency Management says the dry conditions and high winds could spark massive and destructive fires. Worse still, most of these firestorms are expected to take place within 2 miles of urban areas.
The division says that 10 of these fires have broken out in the past five years across the state, burning more than 1000 structures and killing 22 people. But, there are ways people can prevent wildfires.
D.P.S. says people should be careful if they're pulling off roads or driving onto fields, since catalytic converters can spark fires. People should also put out cigarettes in car ashtrays instead of throwing them out car windows.
Burning trash or setting off fireworks can spark fires, so people should try to avoid doing that, especially while burn bans are in place. If people do need to burn something, they should keep water handy.