This fire Wednesday evening along Highway 16 west of Park Road 36 at Possum Kingdom Lake highlights the volatility of fuels in the area. That plus weather conditions forecast for Thursday prompted a fire weather watch for noon-7 p.m. Thursday. (Mark Engebretson)
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a fire weather watch which is in effect from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday for strong south winds and low humidity west of a Saint Jo-Weatherford-Stephenville-Comanche line. Palo Pinto, Young, Jack, Wise, Stephens, Parker, Eastland, Erath, Comanche and Montague counties are included in this watch. Avoid outside burning and welding. Do not toss lit cigarette butts outside. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.