East Texas Ag News: Smokey Bear continues to bring awareness to wildfires at 75

East Texas Ag News: Smokey Bear continues to bring awareness to wildfires at 75

EAST TEXAS (KLTV/KTRE) - The face of the longest-running public service announcement campaign turned 75 this years.

Smokey bear is continuing his legacy of bringing awareness to unwanted, human-caused wildfires in the united states. According to a county extension agent in Overton, smokey bear’s wildfire prevention campaign has made a dramatic impact since it began in 1944.

While smokey’s work has been successful in the state of Texas, almost nine out of 10 wildfires are still human-caused, which means smokey’s message is as important as ever.

Texans are living closer to what we call the 'wildland-urban interface, so there’s no retirement for smokey.

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