Houston County is taking a pro active stance to prevent wildfires in the area.
Alabama Forestry Commission officials recently attended a seminar to learn how Alabama residents can help reduce their risk of wildfire damage.
They recommend cutting back trees and brush near your home.
Pine needles may be used as mulch.
While it is uncommon for homes to be damaged in Alabama because of wildfires, the possibility does exist.
For information on getting a free assessment of your property to decrease your risk of wildfire damage you can call the Alabama Forestry Commission at 677-5454.