Palo Pinto County Texas
Skeletal remains found Thursday in a remote part of Mineral Wells belong to Krishonda Townsend, a 19-year-old mother who went missing in July 2010, Palo Pinto County Sheriff Ira Mercer said.
Widespread wildfires in Navarro County destroyed nine buildings and spurred mandatory evacuations throughout the area before a bout of rain helped fire fighters get the blaze under control.
The wildfire that has ravaged 6,600 acres in Palo Pinto County remains 60 percent contained Saturday as strike teams continue to dump thousands of gallons of water on the blaze and residents begin to return to their homes.
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.
There’s no need to travel far from Palo Pinto to understand the fears that prompted Tuesday’s evacuation of the 400-population town.