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AUSTIN, TX -  SEPTEMBER 6:  Aerial view of burned area around Bastrop. TX Tuesday September 6, 2011.  Several large wildfires have devastated Bastrop County since Sunday.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Fire-Ravaged Bastrop Park Begins Restoration

Wildlife officials are working on restoring Bastrop State Park, where historic wildfires claimed 95 percent of the trees one year ago. But it will take plenty of manpower, time and money.

09/03/2012

AUSTIN, TX -  SEPTEMBER 6:  Aerial view of burned area around Bastrop. TX Tuesday September 6, 2011.  Several large wildfires have devastated Bastrop County since Sunday.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Fire Report Says Homes Need Bigger Buffer

Texas Forest Service officials say last year’s devastating Bastrop County wildfire has shown that the vegetation-free area around a home should extend beyond the long-accepted recommendation of 30 feet.

07/26/2012

(credit: CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Trees Killed By More Than Drought

A forestry expert said that the 2011 Texas drought weakened trees, but was likely not why millions of them died. Environmental factors already stressed the trees that did not survive.

07/24/2012

Overnight Storms Knock Out Power To Over A Million In DC Area

Texas Forest Service Warns Homeowners Of Dead Trees

They’re an accident waiting to happen: Dying and dead trees standing yards, near homes, driveways, even your neighbor’s house.

07/13/2012

A wildfire burns dry grass. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas Wildfire Caution Urged With Fireworks

Texas drought conditions have improved this year, but the Texas Forest Service said that Fourth of July revelers should still practice caution with fireworks.

06/25/2012

Chopper 11 picture of grass fire near the city of Rhome, in Wise Co. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Firefighters Brace For Potentially Destructive Summer

Several brush fires had already erupted before the unofficial start to summer: Memorial Day. For firefighters the dry conditions are coming too soon.

05/28/2012

A file photo shows the sun shining on a hot day. (credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Crews To Count Texas Trees Killed By Drought

The Texas Forest Service has started a more specific drought count to determine how many trees died from last year’s devastating dry spell. The survey will take two months.

05/14/2012

A wildfire burns dry grass. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Evacuation Order Lifted For West Texas Wildfire

An evacuation order for a rustic residential development threatened by a West Texas wildfire has been lifted after firefighters were able to ring the fire with a containment line.

05/04/2012

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

Texas Wildfire Near Homes, But Not Advancing

An official said that a wildfire threatening a rugged West Texas resort has not crossed the lines built to stop it, and firefighters are making progress.

05/03/2012

Emergency crews drop fire retardent slurry while battling a running wildfire that is threatning homes on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Wildfire Threatens Remote West Texas Resort

Specialists have been summoned to reinforce the fire line guarding a remote West Texas resort development from an approaching wildfire.

05/02/2012

A tree ringed in blue signifies it was not terminally damaged by 2011's wildfires. (Allen Manning/CBSDFW)

Bastrop State Park Rebuilding After 2011 Wildfires

It’s been seven months since wildfires claimed 34,000 acres of forest and grasslands in and around the Central Texas community of Bastrop.

04/27/2012

A man watches as smoke from a wildfire rises into the sky. (credit: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Texas Forest Service Announces Wildfire App

Texans will be armed with a new Internet tool this wildfire season that will help spot their wildfire risk and how to respond to it.

04/27/2012

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