No one was hurt in a blaze Sunday at a fireworks warehouse in Bastrop, and firefighters were able to contain the flames from the outside, officials said.
Wildlife officials are working on restoring Bastrop State Park, where historic wildfires claimed 95 percent of the trees one year ago. But it will take plenty of manpower, time and money.
State parks officials have kicked off a campaign to raise money to replace millions of the signature trees that were lost a year ago when wildfires tore through the Lost Pines State Park and surrounding areas.
Texas Forest Service officials say last year’s devastating Bastrop County wildfire has shown that the vegetation-free area around a home should extend beyond the long-accepted recommendation of 30 feet.
It’s been seven months since wildfires claimed 34,000 acres of forest and grasslands in and around the Central Texas community of Bastrop.
Governor Rick Perry is welcoming the first statewide gathering of emergency responders since drought and wildfires caused damage across Texas.
Parts of Central Texas devastated by wildfires have benefited from more than $4 million in donations and the help of volunteers rebuilding homes.
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
George Strait, Willie Nelson and the Dixie Chicks performed Monday night as part of a concert to raise money for Central Texas wildfire victims.
George Strait, Willie Nelson and the Dixie Chicks are among the performers to play Monday night as part of a show to benefit wildfire victims.
It was the most destructive wildfire in Texas history. A raging fire destroyed more than 1,500 homes near Bastrop. While recovery will take months, some North Texas students stepped up to lend their support.
Firefighters made progress in containing a fire just a month after the state’s most destructive wildfire hit the same Central Texas county.