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February 25, 2008 Wildfires in Southeast New Mexico and the Permian Basin



A surface low pressure system that developed earlier today has resulted in very windy conditions across all of southwest Texas and southeast New Mexico this afternoon. Extremely critical fire weather and multiple fires continue across the region.

The satellite image below shows the active fires at 250 PM CST. The black pixels on the image show the "hot spots".



A wind shift line, followed by a cool front, will move through the area this evening. The fires that are visible on radar are circled in red below.