The Texas A&M Forest Service has released a report on the state’s 2011 fire season. The report is easy-to-read, and focuses on the common factors in home destruction and survival. By breaking down the long-term and immediate impacts of development in wildfire-prone areas and documenting home losses and “saves,” it offers a comprehensive look at the benefits of being Firewise.
Among the primary factors leading to home ignition during the 2011 Texas wildfire season:
• Wildfires driven by high winds
• Landscapes with highly combustible vegetation, such as flammable plants
• Combustible attachments to homes that were not pre-treated with fire-resistant paint or chemicals
Go to the Spring Firewise How To newsletter to read more and get the link to the full report.