COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Baseball great Nolan Ryan is
pitching fire safety for the Texas Forest Service.
The CEO, president and part-owner of the Texas Rangers is
featured in a new public service announcement called "Keep Texas
Safe from Wildfires."
The 30-second spot shows a man and a woman camping. The man,
while listening to a radio report of another hot day and the danger
of building fires during dry and windy conditions, tries to strike
a match for a campfire.
He's then hit by a baseball.
Ryan appears and says "there's 167 million acres in Texas, but
I can't watch them all."
The Texas Forest Service says all but seven of the state's 254
counties had outdoor burn bans Thursday. Wildfires since November
have burned nearly 3.4 million acres.
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