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Rains beginning to move into SE Texas as lift approaches ahead of strong upper level disturbance. 1-2 inches of rain likely overnight. Some of the storms will be strong with gusty winds, instability is weak though so a big severe weather outbreak is ...
Controlled burn cause of smoke in area
SOUTHEAST TEXAS - A spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Office tells KFDM News a controlled burn in the Lakeview area near Vidor is causing smoke to blow into Beaumont.
A number of viewers have called KFDM News and the Beaumont Fire Department to report the smoke.
Sgt. Chad Hogan with the Orange County Sheriff's Office tells KFDM News a controlled burn in the Lakeview area near Vidor is the source of the smoke.
A dispatcher with Orange County Emergency Services District #1 confirms the information about the controlled burn. He didn't know if a particular agency or private landowner was doing the burning but said heavy smoke is reported in the area just north of Vidor. That smoke is blowing to the south.