A utility company knew about wildfire dangers amid severe Texas drought, but failed to remove dead trees and branches near their power lines.
A concert on October 17, featuring Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and the group Asleep at the Wheel, will benefit Central Texas wildfire victims.
The Texas Forest Service says wildfires that began more than two weeks ago in Bastrop County have been 95 percent contained.
Firefighters have contained 75 percent of the wildfires that have scorched a Central Texas county since Labor Day weekend.
The Insurance Council of Texas on Monday offered the estimate for more than 180 wildfires reported statewide since Labor Day weekend.
Authorities said Monday morning that they have accounted for all but two of the residents affected by a massive Central Texas wildfire.
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.
Firefighters are tamping down hotspots and holding back flames from a wildfire that has burned for days across Central Texas.
Firefighters are expected to make progress Thursday on the most destructive of the dozens of wildfires burning across drought-parched Texas.
Massive wildfires near Austin, which have destroyed nearly 800 homes over 45 square miles, are now 30 percent contained.
Calmer winds on Tuesday should help firefighters battling a wildfire that has destroyed nearly 500 homes in Central 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.