August 30, 2014 - COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Labor Day is upon us and as we head outside to enjoy
the last days summer, Texas A&M Forest Service urges Texans to celebrate
are usually the highest this time of year, which increases the possibility for
Texas A&M Forest Service Predictive Services Department Head Tom Spencer,
due to the ongoing drought conditions an elevated wildfire potential could
develop in parts of North Central, South Central and South Texas.
areas of concern include the cities of Abilene, Wichita Falls, Austin, San
Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Brownsville.
was three years ago, during Labor Day weekend, that the most destructive
wildfire in Texas’ history was recorded. The Bastrop County Complex Fire burned
for 37 days, scorching more than 32,000 acres and destroying 1,660 homes.
the following tips in mind to ensure you and your family have a safe Labor Day
Monitor Texas Wildfires: Current Updates & Google Earth (advanced version)
After the fire: Request help with timber recovery.