The wildfires burning near Possum Kingdom Lake are now 60-percent contained. Officials have lifted evacuation orders for Gaines Bend and Sportsman’s World.
People who have lost their homes along Possum Kingdom Lake will soon be getting help from the American Red Cross. Thursday’s mission into Palo Pinto County will be the first since the fires and there’s a very specific reason why.
A mandatory evacuation is in place around Possum Kingdom Lake and residents are being asked to stay away as firefighters continue to battle a massive grass fire.
The Texas Forest Service says the record number of counties with outdoor burn bans has reached 246 as the drought lingers.
A wildfire has burned nearly 1,000 acres in Palo Pinto County. Tuesday afternoon there were three helicopters, six fire engines, five bulldozers and a 20-person hand crew battling the fire.
Two wildfires have destroyed at least 12 homes on the outskirts of the Panhandle city of Amarillo, Texas Forest Service officials said Monday.
The Texas Forest Service on Friday reported that wildfires in the Possum Kingdom Lake area were 100 percent contained.
Their homes have been reduced to ashes, and acres of trees blackened. Yet many who live the Possum Kingdom Lake community ravaged by a massive wildfire say they hope to rebuild.
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