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.
A shelter from the wildfires in Bastrop County has been set up in Elgin, but not for people.
The Texas Forest Service says the record number of counties with outdoor burn bans has reached 246 as the drought lingers.
A wildfire has burned nearly 1,000 acres in Palo Pinto County. Tuesday afternoon there were three helicopters, six fire engines, five bulldozers and a 20-person hand crew battling the fire.