A dry winter has dropped chunks of Texas, including large metro areas such as Houston and Fort Worth, back into severe forms of drought, raising concerns for wildfires and the health of tree farms.
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.
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.
Governor Perry has ordered Texas Military Forces to provide support to state and local agencies fighting the wildfires near Possum Kingdom Lake.
Two wildfires continue to burn near the same area that was hit by one of the worst wildfires in state history last year.
Two wildfires that have burned about 4,000 acres of land near Possum Kingdom Lake are reportedly 25 percent contained.
Firefighters are facing two wildfires near Possum Kingdom Lake that burned more than 1,000 acres of land.
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.
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.
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.
Specialists have been summoned to reinforce the fire line guarding a remote West Texas resort development from an approaching wildfire.