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Hot, Dry Conditions = Increased North Texas Grass Fire Risk

A dozen North Texas counties have declared burn bans as foliage and area residents wither during a long, dry summer. And fire hazards become more dangerous with each dry, hot day.

CBS 11–08/18/2015

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House Fire Risks Can Be Reduced Without Spending A Lot Of Money

Besides rain and floods there’s another element to severe weather that’s proving to be costly — lightning. In Frisco, a lightning strike is being blamed for sparking a blaze that required four fire engines and a ladder truck to extinguish.

CBSDFW.COM–06/25/2014

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Cummins Recalls 25,013 Engines Over Fire Risk

Engine maker Cummins Inc. and its joint venture Cummins Westport Inc. are recalling 25,013 engines because cold weather could cause a sensor to fail, resulting in an exhaust fire.

03/02/2014