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Firefighters from the Coppell Fire Department hit hot spots ion a burned down house with water, as they work the wildfires in Bastrop, Texas on September 7, 2011.

Wildfires Reveal A Small Texas Town’s Resilience

For all of the things the wildfires burned away – the homes, the pickups, the memories, the forest – the people who lost the most seem determined to focus on what they didn’t lose

10/29/2011

A running wildfire threatens a home on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Weather Change Expected To Increase Wildfire Danger

The Texas Forest Service warns that the arrival of a cold front Sunday afternoon will create more dangerous wildfire conditions across Texas.

09/24/2011

AUSTIN, TX -  SEPTEMBER 6:  Aerial view of burned area around Bastrop. TX Tuesday September 6, 2011.  Several large wildfires have devastated Bastrop County since Sunday.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Central Texas Wildfire Destroyed 1,554 Homes

The number of homes destroyed by a Texas wildfire has risen to 1,554 and is expected to further increase as officials enter more areas where the blaze has been extinguished, officials said Sunday. Seventeen people remain unaccounted for.

09/11/2011

CBS 11 News was there with Little Elm firefighters as they hosed off what's left of several homes ravaged by wildfires. (credit: Jay Gormley/CBS 11 News)

North Texas Firefighters Quickly Move From PK Fire To Bastrop

There has been no rest for the weary. Little Elm firefighters Jeremy Wilson and Trent Espinosa have jumped from fire to fire. First, they tackled last week’s Possum Kingdom Lake fire. Now they find themselves in Bastrop.

09/06/2011