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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.

04/28/2014

A fireman walks by a burned forest. (credit: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

CBSDFW.COM–02/20/2014

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

Millions In Reimbursements For 2011 Wildfire Costs

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.

CBSDFW.COM–07/10/2013

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.

06/07/2012

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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.

06/04/2012

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Winds Fueled Fast Moving North Texas Brush Fire, Now Contained

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.

05/23/2012

Texas Gets $31M HUD Grant For Wildfires Recovery

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

01/20/2012

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.

01/17/2012

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!

12/08/2011

Lone Camp Volunteer Fire Department fire fighter Ted Hale fights a wildfire on September 1, 2011 in Graford, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

$152 Million In Ag Losses To Texas Wildfires

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.

09/28/2011

Firefighters from the Coppell Fire Department hit hot spots ion a burned down house with water, as they work the wildfires in Bastrop, Texas on September 7, 2011.

State: Power Line Sparks Likely Caused Central Texas Inferno

Sparks from electric power lines likely started the blaze that became the most destructive wildfire in Texas history, fire officials said Tuesday.

09/20/2011

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

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