The following is from the great folks at the Texas Forest Service:

News Alert: Recovery workshop scheduled for those affected by Bearing wildfire

APPLE SPRINGS, Texas – Residents affected by the recent Bearing Fire in Trinity and Polk counties are invited to a natural resources recovery workshop Friday, July 22, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The meeting will be at Apple Springs School on FM 2501 in Apple Springs.

Discussion topics include timber salvage, forest and tree health, reforestation assistance, special use tax exemption status, claiming casualty loss on timber, wildlife habitat loss and protecting your home from future wildfires.

The 20,222-acre Bearing Fire – deemed the largest wildfire in East Texas history – is 100 percent contained, but not yet controlled.

Melanie Spradling
Wildland Urban Interface Specialist

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