A dozen North Texas counties have declared burn bans as foliage and area residents wither during a long, dry summer. And fire hazards become more dangerous with each dry, hot day.
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.
A $406,000 federal grant will help Texas fund temporary jobs as cleanup and recovery efforts continue from devastating 2011 wildfires.
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.
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.
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.
The federal government has earmarked $31 million for Texas wildfires recovery.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has expanded its wildfires disaster declaration area for Texas to include 119 counties.
Call it a multi-million dollar spark. Fire investigators have pinpointed the cause of the August/September grass fires at Possum Kingdom Lake.
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.
A grass fire destroyed several buildings in the southern Tarrant County community of Rendon Friday.
The temperatures across North Texas are out of the triple digits, but local fire officials are still concerned with the potential for wildfires.