Wildfire Awareness: Preparedness and Evacuations

Wildfires pose a threat throughout Texas, especially when dry weather conditions combine with high winds and extreme temperatures. Whether you live near open grassland, in a suburban area on the edge of town or in a forested area, fire can threaten your home.

If advised to evacuate, do so immediately. Choose a route away from the fire hazard and be alert to changes in the speed and direction of fire and smoke.

When weather conditions make wildfires more likely in your area, take the following precautions:

As fires actually approach, take the following actions:

For more information on fire danger and advisories visit the Texas Forest Service website.