Cities, Counties reducing the risk of wildfire spreading in Texas Panhandle

  • Source: KVII-TV ABC 7
  • Published: 06/11/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Several cities and counties in the Texas Panhandle are working on Wildfire Mitigation preparation for the hotter summer temperatures. Wildfires pose the greatest threat of disaster to the region and emergency responders tell ABC 7 News being prepared can help negate the risks. “We like to follow the philosophy that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” said Jason Whisler, City of Borger Emergency Management Coordinator. “The amount of effort that we put into this before the fire season reduces our response and potential loss to property owners during fire season.”Which is why wildland mitigation teams are reducing the risk of fire spreading inside the city limits of Borger near the Aluminum Dome. The Texas Panhandle averages 90 wildfires a year, according to the city. Prescribed fires are the most visible method of mitigation, other methods liking thinning the landscape can further help protect cities and counties.


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