Bastrop officials to hire wildfire mitigation personnel

Posted on March 24th, 2015 No Comments

Commissioners in Bastrop County recently approved the staffing of the county’s program to reduce and prevent wildfire risk, the Austin American-Statesman reported on March 11.

The 14 positions that will fill the wildfire mitigation project of Bastrop will help remove wildfire fuel within an estimated 4,000 acres of vegetation that was ravaged by the 2011 wildfire. According to coordinator Mike Fisher, the project is expected to start before June. The staffing reportedly will consist of one special project coordinator, one administrative assistant, and 12 special project operators. County officials’ aim is to prevent wildfire from quickly spreading as it did four years ago. The staffing salary will be funded through the $4 million award granted to Bastrop by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Fisher also said that they will notify private property owners in April for the project team to clear the vegetation.

Sadly, there are still homeowners whose Bastrop homes were ravaged by the 2011 wildfire who are still having trouble receiving reimbursement from their insurance companies. If you believe you are in such a situation, the lawyers of Williams Kherkher may work on your behalf for the funds you need. Speak with us today at 800-639-8460 to learn more about taking legal action.

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