Texas A&M Forest Service showcases ABIA air tanker base as wildfire activity increases


AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s not a hot take to say it’s been hot lately. With these higher temperatures comes drier conditions and fuel for wildfires.

Texas A&M Forest Service is currently monitoring conditions across the state, per their press release. They’re also pre-positioning firefighting resources as fire danger increases.

Texas A&M showcased a few air tankers at their base in Austin Wednesday morning due to the increased fire activity across the state.

The base is located at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) which hosts three Type 1 Airtankers.

Texas A&M Forest Service and interagency firefighters and equipment are positioned across the state to respond to requests for assistance.

Anyone curious as to what they’re up to can follow updates on Twitter @AllhazardsTFS for wildfire information.

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