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Firefighters are facing two wildfires near Possum Kingdom Lake that burned more than 1,000 acres of land.
Rural hospitals in North Texas are reporting a substantial increase in snakebites patients this season.
One year after fires burned in Possum Kingdom Lake you will still find charred wood, piles of debris, empty slabs that used to hold homes. But that is up close.
March 1 is the start of wildfire season, and firefighters this year are determined to get the upper hand after a devastating 2011.
The flames that scorched much of the North Texas area last year brought down the First Baptist Church of Possum Kingdom Lake.
Despite seeing rain in December, the historic drought still persists. If there’s a silver lining to the drought, it’s that less grass and foliage grew in 2011, fueling the threat of wildfires in the region.
There has been no rest for the weary. Little Elm firefighters Jeremy Wilson and Trent Espinosa have jumped from fire to fire. First, they tackled last week’s Possum Kingdom Lake fire. Now they find themselves in Bastrop.
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.
A grass fire continues to burn in Palo Pinto County, as crews try to stop the flames from bringing more devastation to an already hurting area.
As we quickly find ourselves in the throes of the summer heat here in Texas, many of us would love to get away to the lake.