Weekend fire burns six acres in Harrison County

A fire burned six acres near FM 3310 in western Harrison County on Friday. Local firefighters and Texas A&M Forest Service personnel responded to the blaze named Harrison 4655. The fire is contained. A separate, smaller fire in the county Friday burned an acre.

In Gregg County on Friday, a fire burned nine acres, while Cass and Marion Counties each had one-acre grass fires.

Texas A&M Forest Service reports wildfire potential continues across the state. It’s more important than ever for Texans to stay vigilant in reducing the risk of wildfire around their home and being cautious with outdoor activities that may cause a spark. Texans can:

*Assist first responders by ensuring the property is accessible to emergency vehicles and street and house numbers are visible and accurate.

*Create an evacuation go-kit and plan at least two evacuation routes. Include the five P’s in your Go Kit: people and pet supplies, prescriptions, papers, personal needs and priceless items. Visit https://bit.ly/2kzSUH3 to learn more.

*Be extremely cautious of outdoor activities that may cause a spark or using equipment that may overheat, and always obey local burn ban restrictions.

*Limit the amount of flammable vegetation around your home, especially within the first five feet and extending up to 100 feet.

Learn more about preparing for wildfire here: https://tfsweb.tamu.edu/PrepareYourHomeforWildfire/