Crews made progress against wildfire in the same Central Texas county where a destructive blaze last month destroyed over 1,500 homes.
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.
Sparks from electric power lines likely started the blaze that became the most destructive wildfire in Texas history, fire officials said Tuesday.
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.
Authorities said Monday morning that they have accounted for all but two of the residents affected by a massive Central Texas wildfire.
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.
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.
Calmer winds on Tuesday should help firefighters battling a wildfire that has destroyed nearly 500 homes in Central Texas.