The Texas Forest Service welcomes much needed help

HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - Five dozers, each with a two-man crew, drove into Hudson Wednesday afternoon from Louisiana to help out during this holiday weekend.

The Texas Forest Service said they call-in help from other states when they expect fire activity to go beyond what their own firefighters can handle. However, they said you can do your part to help out.

"With no burn ban in effect for Angelina County at least, we're expecting increased fire danger for the weekend. If they're going to pop firecrackers this weekend, we at least suggest they have a fire hose handy, have a bucket of water nearby or even a wet towel," said Texas Forest Service Urban Wildland Interface Coordinator Karen Stafford.

She said if you build a campfire, do it on level ground and have a fire break around it. Although it is legal to pop firecrackers outside the city limits, she said don't forget to be responsible.

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