Wildfire Safety and Preparation Tips

Pflugerville, Texas, just 30 minutes outside of Austin, was under a red flag warning for wildfires at the beginning of February. A red flag warning indicates conditions that may rapidly increase the risk for wildfire activity. Many residents in the area thought the rain in recent months would reduce the risk of wildfires, but any dry periods with high winds can easily turn into out-of-control wildfires. Texas consistently ranks as one of the top states in the country for the number of wildfires that occur every year. As of February 12, Texas has fought 5 wildfires and lost 8,549 acres…

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