There's smoke, but no fire
If you smell smoke when you go outside this morning, don’t be too alarmed.
The smell is blowing into Port Aransas from miles away, according to Dwight Kirkpatrick, chief of the Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department.
“It’s blowing down from all those fires in the Hill Country, North Texas and Oklahoma, too,” Kirkpatrick said.
Still, it’s a good time to be vigilant about fire safety. With the hot, dry, windy conditions that Port Aransas is seeing, improper disposal of hot coals from a Labor Day cook-out could cause grass fires that could spread quickly and threaten structures.