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Cold, dry and windy weather raises the risk of fire in San Antonio

Nancy Trevino is grateful that the Bexar County firefighters were able to control the wildfire towards her home on Friday.

“It was so dry that everything was on fire,” she said.

A fire north of Loop 1604 in Somerset burned about 200 acres. The crew has returned to build a controlled fire around the house so that the hotspot does not reignite another fire.

But that’s just the beginning of what is expected to be a busy fire weekend for the local fire brigade. With a gust of 50 mph expected on Saturday, the San Antonio fire brigade is preparing for the worst.

SAFD spokesman Joe Arrington said he was ready to deploy an experienced Wildland team.

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“We have resources from around the state that we can ask for. Hopefully it isn’t necessary,” he said.

He warns people not to burn anything outside. People who have brushes around tall grass or their property also need to pay special attention.

“Keep your car away from tall grass, as the grass can get hot and ignite as easy as driving,” he said.

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Cold, dry and windy weather raises the risk of fire in San Antonio

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