Texas A&M Forest Service heads out to support out-of-state wildfires

Resources from around the U.S. travel to assist other states

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Twenty-give Texas A&M Forest Service above personnel and operational fire resources, including two engine crews, are currently being sent out to wildfire incidents in Colorado, Arizona, Alaska, New Mexico and Florida.

As fire activity increases in multiple geographic areas across the U.S., resources from around the nation travel to assist other states during these times of need.

The State of Texas’ resources is supporting wildfire suppression efforts in multiple roles, including firefighter, engine support, prevention team members, aviation operations and support roles.

“We are glad to be in the position to assist other states,” said Wes Moorehead, Texas A&M Forest Service Assistant Director. “Texas A&M Forest Service, 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.”

Fire potential across Texas remains low because of rainfall and the elevated greenness of vegetation. Texas A&M Forest Service continues to urge people to remain diligent with any outdoor activities that may cause a spark, despite ignition chances being low. They also remind people to always check for burn bans or other restrictions.

Visit the Texas Fire Potential Outlook for current conditions and wildfire outlook.

Burn ban information can be found by contacting local fire departments or by visiting  https://tfsweb.tamu.edu/TexasBurnBans/.