Storms In Wildfire Areas Could Do More Harm Than Good

MINERAL WELLS (AP/CBSDFW.COM) –  Firefighters battling the wildfires in North Texas may get rain today and tomorrow — but it may do more harm than good.

A forecaster with the National Weather Service says most areas probably won’t get any rain, and for those that do, the wind and lightning typical of a thunderstorm could fan or expand fire. He does see a bright side, though, in the increasing humidity.

Click here to check the current forecast from the CBS 11 Storm Team.

Chopper 11 shot this video of the PK Complex Fire on Tuesday:

The Texas Forest Service says the wildfire around Possum Kingdom Lake has swallowed 150 homes and a church as it’s churned through 150,000 acres. Another 400 people were evacuated last night from the town of Palo Pinto.

Check out our photo gallery of damage from the PK Complex Fire.

The Possum Kingdom Lake fire is only one of several massive blazes across the state that have charred more than 1.5 million acres in the past week.

LINKS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

Copyright 2011 CBS Local Media. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Kim Dar says:

    More than one church has burned. On Sunday Cedar Springs United Methodist Church burned to the ground. First Baptist Church of Possum Kingdom Lake burned on Friday I think.

  2. P Wheeler says:

    How is the down town area of Strawn????? Mary’s Cafe

Comments are closed.

More From CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Drip Pan: CBS Local App
Drip Pan: Weather App

Listen Live