Grass Fires

Some of the 1,077 pounds of fireworks confiscated by Dallas officers.
(photo: Dallas Fire-Rescue)

Half Ton Of Fireworks Confiscated In Dallas

Dallas fire inspectors and police officers confiscated more than a half of ton of fireworks in a 12-hour span during the holiday weekend.


Emergency crews fight wildfire flames. (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Grass Fire Season In North Texas

North Texas is still in a drought, which means that wildfires pose a definite threat in our area. We have plenty of dead vegetation in a time that is normally dry and windy.


A bull tries to escape a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Graford, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Texas Getting $406K More For Wildfire Recovery

A $406,000 federal grant will help Texas fund temporary jobs as cleanup and recovery efforts continue from devastating 2011 wildfires.


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)

Campaign Starts To Replace 4 Million Burned Texas Trees

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.


Nathan Schwartz (left) and Marshall Ghilespi (right) were arrested for arson in relation to a series of grass fires in Johnson County. (credit: Johnson County Sheriff's Office)

Suspects Arrested For Johnson County Grass Fires

Arson investigators in Johnson County say they have located and arrested the two men responsible for setting a series of fires early this week.


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Arson Investigators Looking Into Johnson County Fires

Johnson County arson investigators are searching for the person/persons responsible for setting several grass fires Monday morning.


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

Feds Say Prepare For Another Busy Fire Season

The chief of the U.S. Forest Service says he expects this year’s fire season to be as active as last year, when historic fires charred hundreds of square miles in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and elsewhere.


Texas Gets $31M HUD Grant For Wildfires Recovery

The federal government has earmarked $31 million for Texas wildfires recovery.


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

Funding Cuts Felt By Texas Volunteer Firefighters

The director of the Texas Forest Service says budget cuts that slashed annual state grants for volunteer firefighters by $18 million since 2009 have had “a huge impact” on fighting wildfires.


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

Red Cross 2011 Disaster Summary To Be Released

On Monday the American Red Cross is set to release its Year-End Disaster Summary Report for 2011 and don’t expect the news to be good.


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

Drought, Heat & Wildfires Driving Up All Insurance Rates

So far, the record drought, heat wave and wildfires across the state have caused an estimated $10 billion in damages. So, as insurance companies pay claims they will need to generate more revenue — and they’ll get it from you!


Volunteer firefighters work a wildfire near Possum Kingdom Lake on September 1, 2011. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Cause Of 2nd Possum Kingdom Lake Fire Determined

Call it a multi-million dollar spark. Fire investigators have pinpointed the cause of the August/September grass fires at Possum Kingdom Lake.