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Bastrop County

Willie Nelson performs during Farm Aid 2009 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on October 4, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. (credit: Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

October Concert To Help Texas Wildfire Victims

A concert on October 17, featuring Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and the group Asleep at the Wheel, will benefit Central Texas wildfire victims.

09/22/2011

U.S. Forest Service firefighter Erik Rodriguez battles a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Central Texas Wildfires Nearly Contained

The Texas Forest Service says wildfires that began more than two weeks ago in Bastrop County have been 95 percent contained.

09/19/2011

Volunteer firefighter Jason Collard prepares to fight a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Central Texas Wildfires Now 75 Percent Contained

Firefighters have contained 75 percent of the wildfires that have scorched a Central Texas county since Labor Day weekend.

09/15/2011

Emergency crews battle a running wildfire that is threatning a home on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Texas Wildfires Could Hit $250 Million In Insured Losses

The Insurance Council of Texas on Monday offered the estimate for more than 180 wildfires reported statewide since Labor Day weekend.

09/13/2011

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)

2 People Still Missing In Central Texas Wildfires

Authorities said Monday morning that they have accounted for all but two of the residents affected by a massive Central Texas wildfire.

09/12/2011

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

Emergency crews drop a fire retardant slurry on a running wildfire to save a house on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Firefighters Make Progress On Central Texas Wildfire

Firefighters are tamping down hotspots and holding back flames from a wildfire that has burned for days across Central Texas.

09/09/2011

A fireman walks by a burned forest. (credit: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images)

More Progress Made On Central Texas Wildfire

Firefighters are expected to make progress Thursday on the most destructive of the dozens of wildfires burning across drought-parched Texas.

09/08/2011

Emergency crews drop a fire retardant slurry on a running wildfire to save a house on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Central Texas Wildfires Now 30 Percent Contained

Massive wildfires near Austin, which have destroyed nearly 800 homes over 45 square miles, are now 30 percent contained.

09/07/2011

A man watches as smoke from a wildfire rises into the sky. (credit: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Texas Wildfires Kill 4, Burns Over 1,000 Homes

Calmer winds on Tuesday should help firefighters battling a wildfire that has destroyed nearly 500 homes in Central Texas.

09/06/2011

A fire equipment vehicle travels in thick smoke. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Smoke From Wildfires Blowing Across North Texas

The wildfires burning across the state may make your drive in North Texas dangerous today. The problem is so serious the National Weather Service has issued a Dense Smoke Advisory.

09/06/2011

A wildfire burns dry grass. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Shelter Set Up For Livestock From Bastrop Wildfires

A shelter from the wildfires in Bastrop County has been set up in Elgin, but not for people.

09/06/2011

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