Everything is bigger in Texas — including the risk for damage to homes as a result of wildfires.
The article cites a report stating that more than 54,000 homes in the state are at very high risk of sustaining wildfire damage:
Only two other states out of the 13 bested Texas for the number of properties at very high risk for wildfire damage — Colorado, with a total of 83,174 properties at risk; and California, with 72,796 properties.
So really the danger isn’t bigger in Texas, but the reporter used the old standby in her lede anyway.
A rambling, occasional, rootin’, tootin’, calf-ropin’ series about writers who use Texas and Dallas clichés in their pieces.