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Coppell Student Missing After Lake Dive

A Coppell High School student is missing after diving off a cliff into Possum Kingdom Lake on Sunday afternoon.


Fires burn near Possum Kingdom Lake in Palo Pinto County. (CBS 11 NEWS)

Wildfires Continue To Burn In Palo Pinto

Two wildfires continue to burn near the same area that was hit by one of the worst wildfires in state history last year.


Fires burn near Possum Kingdom Lake in Palo Pinto County. (CBS 11 NEWS)

Palo Pinto Fires Continue To Burn

Two wildfires that have burned about 4,000 acres of land near Possum Kingdom Lake are reportedly 25 percent contained.


Fires burn near Possum Kingdom Lake in Palo Pinto County. (CBS 11 NEWS)

Wildfires Burn Near Possum Kingdom Lake

Firefighters are facing two wildfires near Possum Kingdom Lake that burned more than 1,000 acres of land.



North Texas Hospitals See Rise In Snakebites

Rural hospitals in North Texas are reporting a substantial increase in snakebites patients this season.


The charred First Baptist Church of Possum Kingdom Lake, damaged by wildfires in April 2011. (Photo: Andrea Lucia/KTVT)

Possum Kingdom Fire: One Year Later

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.


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.

Collin County Fire Departments Training To Help Fight Wildfires

March 1 is the start of wildfire season, and firefighters this year are determined to get the upper hand after a devastating 2011.


Emergency crews fight wildfire flames. (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Palo Pinto County Church Ready To Rise After Fire

The flames that scorched much of the North Texas area last year brought down the First Baptist Church of Possum Kingdom Lake.


The wall of smoke during the Bastrop County wildfire in September.

Winter Weather Special: Wildfire Threat Still Lingers

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.


CBS 11 News was there with Little Elm firefighters as they hosed off what's left of several homes ravaged by wildfires. (credit: Jay Gormley/CBS 11 News)

North Texas Firefighters Quickly Move From PK Fire To Bastrop

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.


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

Wildfire Evacuation Orders Lifted In Palo Pinto County

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.


(credit: KRLD NewsRadio 1080/L.P Phillips)

Firefighters Still Working Palo Pinto Co. Fire

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.