MSNBC: Oklahoma, Texas told to expect more fires — ‘Red flag’ conditions might return; Texas governor declares disaster ‘You can lose a house … losing a life is different’ (this story has a list of all of the recent grassfires on the sidebar… it is astonishing how bad things are getting… I can remember some bad years for grassfires, but not in the wintertime. It definitely seems pretty crazy, but I wonder how much of this is the result of global climate change as well as the proliferation of flamable materials due to the lack of the prairefires that used to burn across western Oklahoma every few years before white settlement occurred. )