TFS urges hunters to be aware of fire danger in drought areas

Texas Forest Service officials are reminding those who will be active outdoors during the hunting season to be cautious in areas of the state that are still recovering from last year’s drought. “Hunters should refrain from building campfires and burning debris during windy or dry conditions,” the TFS said in a news release. “More than 90 Texas counties are under a burn ban.” If you do start a campfire, make sure it is extinguished and cold to the touch before you leave it. Don’t park or idle vehicles in tall, dry grass because it can be ignited by contact with a hot muffler.