Drought, Other Factors Contribute To Larger Texas WildfiresLarger, more threatening wildfires are occurring at greater rates as Texas faces drought, development and changes in how land is used.
Texas First-Responders Using Drones To Monitor Wildfire ThreatsThe heat has left North Texas vulnerable to grass fires, but a new tool is giving Johnson County firefighters an edge.
Hot, Dry Conditions = Increased North Texas Grass Fire RiskA 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.
Fort Hood Officials Monitoring Grass Fire Officials at Fort Hood say they're monitoring a grass fire near a training range at the Central Texas Army post.
Rural Areas Benefitting From New Emergency Fire System 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.
Millions In Reimbursements For 2011 Wildfire CostsBy 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.
Suspects Arrested For Johnson County Grass FiresArson investigators in Johnson County say they have located and arrested the two men responsible for setting a series of fires early this week.
Arson Investigators Looking Into Johnson County FiresJohnson County arson investigators are searching for the person/persons responsible for setting several grass fires Monday morning.
Winds Fueled Fast Moving North Texas Brush Fire, Now ContainedFire 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.
Texas Gets $31M HUD Grant For Wildfires RecoveryThe federal government has earmarked $31 million for Texas wildfires recovery.
Funding Cuts Felt By Texas Volunteer FirefightersThe 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.
Drought, Heat & Wildfires Driving Up All Insurance RatesSo 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!