Wildfires

Governor Abbott Declares State Of Disaster In Bastrop County
October 15, 2015 AUSTIN – As severe wildfires continue, Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in Bastrop County, authorizing further mobilization of state...
Weekend weather prediction causes fire concern
May 2, 2014–COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Strong winds are expected to help dry out grass and brush this weekend potentially leading to an increase in wildfire activity. Texas...
Weekend weather prediction causes fire concern
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Strong winds are expected to help dry out grass and brush this weekend potentially leading to an increase in wildfire activity. Texas A&M Forest...
Texas A&M Forest Service Issues Winter Outlook Safety Tips for...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Significant rain this year could be a potential threat during the winter wildfire season. Residents are urged to take precautions as the cold weather...
Texas A&M Forest Service joins with Bastrop to celebrate hope on...
BASTROP, Texas — A little more than 18 months after the most destructive wildfire in Texas history, this Central Texas community is coming together once again, this time to...
Firewise workshop planned in Georgetown
GEORGETOWN, Texas – Fire personnel, community planners and residents who want to protect their homes from wildfire are invited to a Texas Firewise workshop later this...
Wildland fire response courses offered at academy in Brownwood
BROWNWOOD, Texas – Emergency responders are invited to hone their wildland firefighting skills at the 12th annual Central Texas Wildfire Academy, set for Feb. 14-18. The...
Deadline extended for grant funds available to landowners near East...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – In an effort to reduce wildfire hazards on private lands, Texas A&M Forest Service is administering U.S. Forest Service Community Fire Protection...
Fire Prevention Month serves as a reminder for Texans to protect...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M Forest Service and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are joining forces to remind Texans of simple measures to help protect their homes and...
High winds could increase chances of wildfire activity this weekend
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESept.7, 2012High winds could increase chances of wildfire activity this weekendCOLLEGE STATION, Texas – A cold front is expected to push through South...
Walker County champions programs to protect homes and families from...
WALKER COUNTY, Texas – Want to know how to successfully implement wildfire prevention, mitigation and preparedness programs? Look no further than Walker County, where...
Texas Forest Service receives Smokey Bear Award for wildfire...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas Forest Service's Mitigation and Prevention Department teaches that the best kind of wildfire is the one that never happens. Team members took...
Texas Assists New Mexico with Wildfire Response
AUSTIN - At the request of New Mexico state emergency management officials, Gov. Rick Perry has authorized the Texas Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency...
Texas Forest Service to assist with recovery effort in New Mexico
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Last year more than 16,000 emergency responders from all 50 states lent a hand during the devastating Texas wildfire season. Now, Texas has a...
East Texas wildfire academy kicks off Tuesday
LUFKIN, Texas --- In the Lone Star State, 80 percent of wildfires occur within two miles of a community, and volunteer firefighters are considered the first line of defense...