Source: AgriLife Today
The recent Bastrop County fire that burned more than 4,600 acres served as a warning to landowners and rural homeowners that additional wildfires may be on the horizon.
Dr. Ted McCollum, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist in Amarillo, offers tips to make sure your land stays fire-safe:
- tend fire breaks along fence lines
- check water tanks
- make sure firefighting equipment is in working order
- where electrical sources are present, such as oil and gas well pumps, check to ensure the lines cannot swing into contact with one another and create a spark
McCollum also said anyone tending livestock might want to have equipment, even a broom, in their pickups to fight fire as the season moves closer. And neighbors should begin talking to one another about potential escape plans for their livestock.
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