Tuesday, February 05, 2008

San Antonio is burning

Loads of plants grew over the summer. Drought has dried them. Winds have been blowing. Prime fire conditions for South Central Texas.

From WOAI in the past two days:

"Grass Fire On West Side Comes Right Up To Doors of Homes"

A grass fire on the West Side came right up to the doors of nearby homes.

The fire started in the 7700 block of Medina Base Road, near Loop 410. Seven fire units were dispatched to fight the fire.

"Residents Grabbed Hoses to Fight Back Grass Fire on South Side"

The fire broke out near Highway 16 and IH-35 around 4:15 p.m.

The fire spread into the backyards of several houses in the area. Some residents grabbed garden hoses and started spraying the flames in an attempt to save their homes.

"After Such A Rainy Summer, Why Is It So Dry?"

We had such a wet summer, why are we having such a hazardous fire season?

The overall weather pattern has really turned completely around during the past year. Last year started with the wettest six month period ever in San Antonio. That was followed by the second driest 6-month period ever, and it's still dry.


To give you an idea, last November the Geronimo Village went on one brush fire, as it got drier in December that jumped to 56. Just last month in January, they went on 85 brush fires.

"La Salle County Prepares For More Fires"

Fires have burned more than 30,000 acres in La Salle County.

That's about 47 square miles. To put that into perspective, it's an area larger than all of Bexar County.

"Barn At Rodeo Catches Fire"

Firefighters battled a fire at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Monday afternoon.

The flames broke out around 3:00 p.m. on the roof of a horse barn.

Firefighters have been busy lately.

1 comment:

Kels said...

So you'd think there's a good possibility I can catch them on the run out of the local HEB?!? I've always wanted to see that happen!