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Texas A&M Forest Service talks wildfire prevention

Published: Mar. 16, 2022 at 5:49 PM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The Texas A&M Forest Service is encouraging wildfire prevention as potential fire threats grow.

READ: NWS issues red flag warning for North Texas

Forest service officials would like the community to keep the following in mind:

  • Low relative humidity will dry vegetation quicker and increase wildfire danger
  • Increased winds will spread a wildfire more quickly
  • Drought and freeze cured vegetation will support an increase in wildfire activity
  • Always obey local burn bans and regulations set by your city or county
  • Avoid parking in tall dry grass
  • Clear away vegetation from the work area and use a spotter when welding or performing other forms of metalworking that will produce sparks or slag
  • If you are pulling a trailer, always ensure safety chains are properly secured and not dragging across the ground
  • Avoid using equipment or welding on dry days with extreme wind

Most Texoma counties are currently under burn bans, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service burn ban map.

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