Texas Firewise Community works to protect homes through expanding and clearing a shaded fuel break

Blog Post created by hyltonhaynes Employee on Aug 30, 2013

http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019aff168efb970b-pihttp://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019aff16f39e970c-piTFS_logoPossum Kingdom Lake has seen the effects of wildfires. In 2009, it was the West Side; in 2011 it was the PK Complex; and later that year, the 101 Ranch Fire. Each spread quickly and destroyed not only the countryside, but homes and  buildings. Following the 2011 fires, The Ranch began an effort to reduce the spread and intensity of wildfires and committed to become a recognized Firewise Communities/USA site.  Since 2011, this community of 160 residents has invested $41,268 in wildfire preparedness activities.

Nick Harrison, a Wildland/Urban Interface Staff Forester with the Texas A&M Forest Service sent me this online news story about a shaded fuel break the Ranch community is currently constructing in an effort to make their community more resilient and fire adapted.