Twenty-five Texas A&M Forest Service personnel and operational fire resources, including two engine crews, are currently deployed to out-of-state wildfire incidents in Colorado, Arizona, Alaska, New Mexico and Florida.
With increased fire activity occurring in multiple geographic areas across the country, resources from around the nation mobilize to assist other states during times of need.
Texas state resources are supporting wildfire suppression efforts in multiple roles, including firefighter, engine support, prevention team members, aviation operations and support functions.
“We are glad to be in the position to assist other states,” said Wes Moorehead, (TAMFS) assistant director. “(TAMFS), however, remains dedicated to protecting Texas’ citizens and natural resources from wildfire and all-hazard incidents, even as national activity increases. We will continue to monitor conditions and assess needs locally.”
Texas monitors conditions
Across Texas, fire potential remains low due to recent rainfall and increased greenness of vegetation. Despite ignition chances being minimal, (TAMFS) continues to encourage everyone to remain diligent with any outdoor activities that may cause a spark and always check for burn bans or other restrictions.
For current conditions and wildfire outlook, visit the Texas Fire Potential Outlook at https://bit.ly/3kemhbG.
Burn ban information can be found by contacting local fire departments or by visiting https://tfsweb.tamu.edu/TexasBurnBans/.
By Laura Muntean with AgriLife Today.
Photo: Texas A&M Forest Service deployed for out-of-state wildfire response in Colorado, Arizona, Alaska, New Mexico and Florida. (Texas A&M Forest Service photo)