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Texas Forest Service - Outdoor Burning Television Spot, no. 12

Texas Forest Service

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  •  We interrupt our regular program to bring you this special fire bulletin from the Texas Forest Service.  Please stop all outdoor burning.  There are more fires burning than the firefighters can handle.  Damages are reported to be high.  Our forests are a dry as powder and the fire hazard is explosive.  One careless spark during this critical dry period could send additional acres of valuable timber and improved property up in smoke.  
  •  We repeat: The Texas Forest Service asks everyone to stop all outdoor burning until this critical dry period is over.  Tell your friends and neighbors not to burn.  Stay tuned to this station for more information.   
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This public service announcement from the Texas Forest Service discusses the increased number of forest fires due to extremely dry weather and asks citizens to stop all outdoor burning until the dry period is over.
Established as a result of the organization of the Texas Forest Association in 1914 and the forestry law passed by the Texas legislature in 1915 the Texas Forest Service is directed by a state forester appointed by the board of directors of Texas A&M College. When it was founded, the objectives of the Texas Forest Service were to persuade and aid private owners of forest land in practicing forestry and converting submarginal agricultural lands to productive forests; to protect private forest lands against forest wildfires, insects, and  disease; to inform the public of the contribution that forests, a renewable natural resource, make to the economy of the state; to educate Texans in uses and abuses of forest products; and to assist forest products industries in developing new products and improving production techniques. Currently, the Texas Forest Service's mission focuses on providing statewide leadership to assure the state's trees, forests and related natural resources are protected and sustained for the benefit of all.