TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE AND THE TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE PROVIDE INSIGHT ON HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM WILDFIRES

 he Texas Department of Insurance and the Texas A&M Forest Service recently collaborated on a live stream covering wildfires and the impacts from the historic freeze.


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/


For more information about how to protect your home from wildfires, watch the original video from the Texas Department of Insurance and the Texas A&M Forest Service. 


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