A dozen North Texas counties have declared burn bans as foliage and area residents wither during a long, dry summer. And fire hazards become more dangerous with each dry, hot day.
Officials at Fort Hood say they’re monitoring a grass fire near a training range at the Central Texas Army post.
With both a Wind Advisory and Fire Weather Warning in effect across North Texas, dry, dangerous conditions should be a concern for everyone. Firefighters in Parker County prepared well in advance for days just like today.
By December of 2011 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had declared wildfire disaster declarations in more than 150 Texas counties. Today the agency refunded some of the money spent to fight those 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.
Johnson County arson investigators are searching for the person/persons responsible for setting several grass fires Monday morning.
Fire crews in Denton County are getting assistance from neighboring cities to help fight a huge brush fire, that so far has scorched more than 500 acres.
The federal government has earmarked $31 million for Texas wildfires recovery.
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.
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!
Enough fence to cross Texas from east to west nearly seven times, more than 1,500 head of livestock and swaths of pasture nearly twice the area of Delaware have burned in Texas wildfires this year.
Sparks from electric power lines likely started the blaze that became the most destructive wildfire in Texas history, fire officials said Tuesday.