Texas Officials Are Hoping For A Quiet Wildfire Season

LUBBOCK (May 5, 2013)--Texas made it through the spring wildfire season without any significant outbreaks and officials don't expect a slew of massive fires during the summer season, either.

The grasslands and shrubs that fueled the historic wildfires in 2011 haven't grown back yet, so the ferocity of any fires this year isn’t expected to approach those levels.

Two years ago wildfires killed 10 people, burned 4 million acres and destroyed 4,000 homes.

No wildfire season was declared last year because of ample rain.

This year intermittent rainfall has kept the fire threat low across most of Texas, but if rains don't fall in the next couple months the state could see wildfires threats rise by mid-July.