WHAT: Tips on what to do to give fire the least opportunity to burn up homes and adjacent pastures.
WHY: Plenty of “dry stuff just ready to go up in flames” encircles many rural homes and pastures in Texas now because there has not been enough moisture.
WHERE: Find tips and information to use in stories here:
- Fire, a collective site from Texas Cooperative Extension, http://agnews.tamu.edu/wildfire/
- Fire Prevention, a collective site from Texas Forest Service, http://txforestservice.tamu.edu/education/prevention/
- Wildfire Prevention and Recover, a collective site from Texas Extension Disaster Education Network, http://texashelp.tamu.edu/001a-hot-topics/texas-wildfires.php
- Protect Pastures from Wildfire, a Texas Cooperative Extension news article http://agnews.tamu.edu/dailynews/stories/RNEC/Jan2306a.htm
WHEN: Stories for today and this weekend would be helpful as people are likely to get outdoors in predicted spring-like weather.
WHO: Contact Kay Ledbetter for assistance arranging stories in the Amarillo area. For other areas, please contact Kathleen Phillips, (979) 845-2872,firstname.lastname@example.org .