Dangerous dry conditions
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Lenard Bettis III of the Winnie - Stowell Volunteer Fire Department battles a field fire near Interstate 10 in Winnie on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005. The fire began as a controlled burn but got out of control.
A fire spreads toward an overpass near Interstate 10 as the Winnie - Stowell Volunteer Fire Department tries to control it. The VFD chief said the department handled 50 percent more calls this year than last year.