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Grass Fires

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

Concern Over Forest Service Cuts As Wildfires Rage

After dealing with severe budget cuts, some are worried the Texas Forest Service might not be as effective as firefighters battle the worst wildfires in state history.

09/09/2011

A grass fire started in the Tarrant County city of Rendon on September 9, 2011. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Grass Fire Destroys Several Buildings In Rendon

A grass fire destroyed several buildings in the southern Tarrant County community of Rendon Friday.

09/09/2011

Haze from wildfires is seen blanketing an oil field. (credit: Dimas Ardian/Getty Images)

Breathing Problems Caused By Smoky, Dry, Dirty Air

The fires across the state are sending a lot of smoke billowing into the air and some of it is drifting into the air we breathe here in North Texas.

09/07/2011

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

Firemen put out smouldering embers. (credit: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Fire Danger Still “Critical” Despite Cooler Weather

The temperatures across North Texas are out of the triple digits, but local fire officials are still concerned with the potential for wildfires.

09/05/2011

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Fire Concerns Increase As Dove Season Opens

Dove season is officially underway and in addition to gun safety state park officials are warning hunters about wildfires.

09/01/2011

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Red Cross Now Heading To Possum Kingdom Fire

People who have lost their homes along Possum Kingdom Lake will soon be getting help from the American Red Cross. Thursday’s mission into Palo Pinto County will be the first since the fires and there’s a very specific reason why.

09/01/2011

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Palo Pinto Co. Grass Fire Causing More Destruction

A mandatory evacuation is in place around Possum Kingdom Lake and residents are being asked to stay away as firefighters continue to battle a massive grass fire.

08/31/2011

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

Outdoor Burn Bans Extend To 246 Texas Counties

The Texas Forest Service says the record number of counties with outdoor burn bans has reached 246 as the drought lingers.

07/18/2011

Chopper 11 picture of grassfire in Palo Pinto County. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Idaho Firefighter Dies Fighting Palo Pinto County Blaze

Firefighters across Texas and the country are mourning the loss of one of their own. The rescuer died Thursday while fighting the latest fire in Palo Pinto County.

07/08/2011

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Fires Still Causing Problems Across State

Firefighters continued battling blazes across Texas, including a fire six miles southwest of Wichita Falls that prompted the evacuation of 500 homes and destroyed two houses.

04/30/2011

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)

Federal Team Helping Fight Wildfires As 2nd Firefighter Dies

Federal firefighters and officials from several U.S. agencies joined the fight against a massive wildfire at Possum Kingdom lake, the same day a Texas firefighter died from injuries suffered earlier this month.

CBSDFW.COM–04/20/2011

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