Our climate was fairly humid this past summer..but things have dried up for winter leaving lots of dry grass that's easy to burn.
So firefighters are asking all of us to be extra careful with controlled burns and be cautious when any fire or cigarettes are near areas of high grass. Volunteer fire chief Randy Teeter says grass fires are much more dangerous than people think.
"A lot of people don't look at grass fires like they're a big deal. Number one, when we go in route to a fire, we're putting our lives on the line just the fact that we're running code three. The other thing is a lot of people think grass fires are no big deal....but they're the ones that we'll sneak up on you quicker and get out of control faster than a structure fire."
Many counties around Lubbock have placed burn bans to help prevent grass fires...including Cochran, Hockley, and Terry County. Lubbock county is clear.