Austin Fire Department

Texas State Capitol

Suspicious Substance Closes Texas Capitol Basement

The state Department of Public Safety says part of the Texas Capitol’s basement has been temporarily closed while firefighters investigate a ‘powdery substance’ in a lawmaker’s office.


The wall of smoke during the Bastrop County wildfire in September.

Firefighters Across Texas Getting Certified For Wildfires

Last September’s devastating wildfires in central Texas emphasized the need for urban firefighters to be trained in wild land firefighting.