203 East Pecan St
Pflugerville, Texas 78660
Administration: (512) 251-2801
Emergencies: 9-1-1

FIRE DANGER

Low

BURN BAN

OFF
Permit Required

Fire Danger Ratings

The Pflugerville Fire Department believes strongly in Smokey Bear’s important message: Only YOU Can Prevent Wildfires! We strive to ensure our community is educated on how to reduce the risk of wildfires. Each of our fire stations has a sign that we update daily to inform you of the current fire danger. You can also find the current Fire Danger Rating on the home page of our website. Here is what each level/color in the Fire Danger Rating System generally means:

When the Danger rating is EXTREME, fires of all types start quickly and burn intensely.

When the Danger rating is VERY HIGH, fires can start easily from any cause.

When the Danger rating is HIGH, fires can start easily from ignition of small fuels such as grass, leaves, and needles.

When the Danger rating is MODERATE, accidental causes can start fire, but number of fires is pretty low.

When the Danger rating is LOW, fuels do not ignite easily unless from an intense heat source.

The next step is preparing and maintaining your home. Here are 10 Easy Steps, and more detail can be found here:

  • Prune dead and low-hanging tree limbs 6 to 10 feet from the ground around house.
  • Keep roof and gutters free from leaves and needles.
  • Store all gas, oil and other chemicals away from the house. This includes propane tanks on BBQ pits.
  • Relocate woodpile and left over building materials at least 30’ from house.
    NOTE:It is best to not locate the woodpile directly uphill or downhill of any structures.
  • Enclose spaces under porches, decks, foundations and overhangs, and roof/attic vent openings with 1/8” metal screening.
  • Ensure that your property’s signs, address and access are well marked, and they are visible both night and day. Reflective numbering/lettering that is 3” or larger is recommended.
  • Connect garden hoses on all sides of your house.
  • Place tools (such as ladders, shovels, rakes and hoes) for easy access to fire fighters.
  • Check driveway for adequate clearance for emergency vehicles (both height and width)

And lastly, in the event there is a fire, everyone needs to be familiar with Ready, Set, Go!

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