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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/31/texas-wildfires-2011-amarillo_n_869016.html

The Leon Law Firm is currently handling a wildfire case in Bastrop, Texas. According to the article link above there are wildfires burning in Texas and the weather conditions are favorable for more fires to start.

According to the Texas Forest Service http://txforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=12888 the weather conditions for Texas are as follows:

Fire weather conditions will begin to worsen today as the temperatures soar and the relative humidity begins to drop.

The dry line is going to set up from Wichita Falls to Del Rio and areas behind this line, except for the northern portion of the Panhandle, will experience elevated or worse fire weather conditions. The Lower Rolling Plains, the South Plains, the Concho Valley, Edwards Plateau and points west will experience critical fire weather conditions on Friday. Those critical areas will experience southwest winds of 15 to 20 mph gusting from 25 to 30 mph and relative humidity less than 15 percent. The northern portion of the Panhandle will initially have some strong southwest winds, but they will shift to the northwest and lighten up in the afternoon and then eventually to the northeast in the evening. East of the dry line will see southeast to southerly winds of 10 to 15 mph.

Current situation:

· Critical fire weather conditions are forecast today for parts of West Texas and the Panhandle.

· Texas Forest Service responded to no new large fires yesterday.

· We are currently working on two major fires that have burned a total of 21,373 acres.

· 188 of the 254 Texas counties are reporting burn bans.

If you find yourself in the path of a fire check out the link below for safety tips and ideas to help protect your property.

Firewise (www.firewise.org ) is a resource for residents to protect their home and property from wildfire.

The Leon Law Firm www.theleonlawfirm.com is ready to help you if find yourself in harm's way.

Check out our link to see how we are helping the folks in Bastrop. http://www.wildernessridgefire.com/

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