Editor’s Note: With news of the rampant fires roaring throughout Texas becoming more worrying by the minute, acting to protect further damage is essential. All Americans should know the rules, plans, and what to do in situations like this. The Texas Wildfires website is a daily-evolving source with information about burn bans, control policies and all things to know about Texas fires.
Fires can be devastating to a home, property, rangeland, community, or state. About 370,000 homes are the scenes of fires each year, and about 80 percent of deaths from fire occur in homes, according to the National Fire Protection Association. An overwhelming number of the victims are children and the elderly. Knowing fire myths from facts can protect you or someone you love from the pain of a home fire.
Texas Wildfires & Rangeland Fires:
- Texas Forest Service Fire Activity (on a Google Map)
- Active Texas Fires Map
* Note: Click box next to Fires under map controls.
- Texas Wildfires Maps – Fire Danger and Advisories
Texas Forest Service
- Texas Forest Service Facebook Page for updates
- Daily Fire Danger Map
- Forecast Fire Danger Map
- Active Fires – Texas Forest Service ( *Note: Google Earth installation required to view the .kml file )
- Daily Situation Report (.pdf)
- Drought Index
- Outdoor Burn Bans
Texas AgriLife Extension Service