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Officials say Comanche Trail at high risk for wildfire, town hall helps ease fears of residents

Julie Murray, a natural resources specialist at Travis County Transportation & Natural Resources, shows Comanche Trail residents where wildfi re mitigation eff orts were completed within the community’s preserve areas. LESLEE BASSMAN

Steiner fires were a wake up call for wildland maintenance, protocol 

First responders, utility providers  offer safety tips, emergency protocol

By LESLEE BASSMAN, Four Points News

Last spring, the Comanche Trails neighborhood in western Travis County hosted what longtime resident Donna Ackman believes to be the first community-wide fire drill in the state. However, she said more efforts are needed to ensure her heavily-forested community — that includes preserve land and waterfront — remains safe from wildfires.

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