Palo Pinto County
High winds and low humidity made it tough for firefighters working the first big wildfire of the season at Possum Kingdom Lake.
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A domestic kidnapping case that started Tuesday afternoon in Denton ended safely Wednesday morning in Parker County.
Governor Perry has ordered Texas Military Forces to provide support to state and local agencies fighting the wildfires near Possum Kingdom Lake.
Two wildfires continue to burn near the same area that was hit by one of the worst wildfires in state history last year.
Two wildfires that have burned about 4,000 acres of land near Possum Kingdom Lake are reportedly 25 percent contained.
The flames that scorched much of the North Texas area last year brought down the First Baptist Church of Possum Kingdom Lake.
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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.
Sparks are flying again! Wildfires continue to burn around Possum Kingdom Lake in Palo Pinto County. But despite the fire and huge plumes of smoke firefighters told CBS 11 News things are getting better.
The fire has consumed more than 6,000 acres of land, destroying 39 homes and 9 mobile homes, with another 400 homes still threatened.
There are two things the volunteers fighting the raging fires in Palo Pinto County need desperately: rain and more firefighters.
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