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A bull tries to escape a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Graford, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Millions In Reimbursements For 2011 Wildfire Costs

By December of 2011 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had declared wildfire disaster declarations in more than 150 Texas counties. Today the agency refunded some of the money spent to fight those fires.

CBSDFW.COM–07/10/2013

A bull tries to escape a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Graford, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Texas Getting $406K More For Wildfire Recovery

A $406,000 federal grant will help Texas fund temporary jobs as cleanup and recovery efforts continue from devastating 2011 wildfires.

03/11/2013

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)

Campaign Starts To Replace 4 Million Burned Texas Trees

State parks officials have kicked off a campaign to raise money to replace millions of the signature trees that were lost a year ago when wildfires tore through the Lost Pines State Park and surrounding areas.

08/28/2012

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Local Red Cross Helping With Several Emergency Situations

The American Red Cross is out in force today looking for people who need help after Sunday night’s violent storms. Teams are being sent out into the field to help ensure residents know there is assistance available.

CBSDFW.COM–08/13/2012

Emergency crews battle a running wildfire that is threatning a home on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Feds Say Prepare For Another Busy Fire Season

The chief of the U.S. Forest Service says he expects this year’s fire season to be as active as last year, when historic fires charred hundreds of square miles in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and elsewhere.

04/26/2012

Texas Gets $31M HUD Grant For Wildfires Recovery

The federal government has earmarked $31 million for Texas wildfires recovery.

01/20/2012

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)

FEMA Wildfires Declaration Now Includes 119 Texas Counties

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has expanded its wildfires disaster declaration area for Texas to include 119 counties.

12/14/2011

Volunteer firefighters work a wildfire near Possum Kingdom Lake on September 1, 2011. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Cause Of 2nd Possum Kingdom Lake Fire Determined

Call it a multi-million dollar spark. Fire investigators have pinpointed the cause of the August/September grass fires at Possum Kingdom Lake.

10/12/2011

Pencils are displayed in the back-to-school section of a Target store. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Lewisville School Sends Supplies To Bastrop Students

It was the most destructive wildfire in Texas history. A raging fire destroyed more than 1,500 homes near Bastrop. While recovery will take months, some North Texas students stepped up to lend their support.

10/06/2011

A grass fire started in the Tarrant County city of Rendon on September 9, 2011. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Grass Fire Destroys Several Buildings In Rendon

A grass fire destroyed several buildings in the southern Tarrant County community of Rendon Friday.

09/09/2011

Firemen put out smouldering embers. (credit: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Fire Danger Still “Critical” Despite Cooler Weather

The temperatures across North Texas are out of the triple digits, but local fire officials are still concerned with the potential for wildfires.

09/05/2011

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

Officials: Possum Kingdom Fire 60-Percent Contained

The wildfires burning near Possum Kingdom Lake are now 60-percent contained. Officials have lifted evacuation orders for Gaines Bend and Sportsman’s World.

09/02/2011

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