Austin fire department now mapping out dangerous fire areas like flood plain

Austin fire department now mapping out dangerous fire areas like flood plain

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A wet July dropped the chances of a major central Texas wildfire. However, Austin fire-fighters are using this downtime to save homes and lives. They’ve learned a lesson from major wildfires in states like Colorado. Homeowners there found out they were at risk of destruction after it was too late. Like they do with flood plains, the Austin fire department is using maps and measurements to rate your risk.