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Smith County Gears Up For Potential Fire Disaster

The Texas Forestry Service and National Weather Center outlook say it could be months before any significant rainfall.  254 Texas Counties remain part of a potential fire disaster area.

In Smith County, officials are wasting no time in preparing an evacuation strategy in case disaster strikes. Jim Seaton, Fire Marshal of Smith County says, "We are gearing up to prepare for a potential shelter operation with the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.  Mobile canteens to provide refreshments to the firefighters and the victims." 

Other counties we spoke with say they have not gone to their emergency management plan yet.

Karolyn Davis, Reporting. kdavis@kltv.com

 

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