Thomas County Fire Dangers

Although there were some storms in the area Monday, officials say the rain that was measured is still not enough to help; only about four inches since the beginning of June.

The drought index is now reaching more than 600 in Thomas County.

Trent Ingram, Chief Ranger with the Thomas County Forestry Unit, said, "800 is desert like conditions, so 624 is getting dry. Ideal conditions are anywhere from 300 to 400 type situation."

Chris Jones, the Thomas County Fire Chief, said, "If they have a fire and it gets out of control, please notify us immediately by using 9-1-1 here in Thomas County. Make that call as soon as they can."

The dry conditions allow fires to spread quickly causing more dangers for homeowners. And if you are burning illegally, you could be slapped with a fine.