Texas Department of Insurance and the Texas A&M Forest Service Provide Insight on How to Protect Your Home From Wildfires
The freeze has set plants and agriculture back a bit as we are not seeing the green of spring as much as we are accustomed to.
Even with this setback, wildfires are still prevalent in Texas; it is important for homeowners to take easy, uncostly, steps to help prevent wildfires and protect their homes.
Things as simple as:
- Cleaning out gutters
- Cleaning out plant beds
- Getting rid of vegetation that died
- Checking attic fence to make sure its properly screened in
- Creating a defensible space around your home (30-foot space around your home)
If you encounter a wildfire, safely evacuate your home and call 911 immediately. For information about active wildfires in Texas, visit https://texashelp.tamu.edu/browse/by-type/naturally-occurring/fires-wildfires/.