The Texas Department of Public Safety has published some great information that all residents should take to heart in the emergency wildfire conditions that we are experiencing.
They point out that 80% of wildfires occur within two miles of residential neighborhoods and suburbs. The recent Bois d'Arc, Moonglow, and Steiner Ranch fires are examples of how residential areas can be involved very quickly. Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the DPS's information.
The Flyer Form on the right has more from the DPS and information from the City of Austin. In addition, there is a Safety Bulletin on the Jollyviolle Volunteer Fire Dept. website that discusses problems within our area.