In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone!
In two days, the Nueces County ESD #3 responded to 7 firesFirefighters talk about battling recent fires
Author: Ashley Gonzalez (KIII)
Published: 11:05 PM CST February 8, 2020
Updated: 11:05 PM CST February 8, 2020
BISHOP, Texas — It's been a busy few days for firefighters in the Coastal Bend as they continue to battle several brush fires in the area.
In two days, the Nueces County ESD #3 and ten other Fire Departments put out seven fires and because of frequent brush fires, Fire Departments from Kleberg County, Kenedy County, Falfurrias and Agua Dulce needed to help assist.
This is why Battalion Chief of Nueces County ESD #3, Burt Zimmerman, is reminding the Coastal Bend to be mindful going into the week as strong wind conditions will stick around.
"Don't throw your cigarettes on a highway. If you're pulling a trailer and the safety chains hit the ground can start fires. Outdoor burning, burning brush at your house, it's going to get out of hand, you're not going to be able to handle it at your own house." Said Zimmerman.
The Coastal Bend is not in a burn ban currently but local Fire Departments are urging the community to avoid outdoor burning.
The Government has lied to our cause....has tried to shut us down and even DDos attacked us.
People who tow a trailer at one time or another 80% have dragged their safety chains and now cause over 40% of all wildfires!