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.
Firefighting crews continue to battle the first major Texas wildfire of the season which is threatening a rustic development in West Texas.
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.
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.
Governor Rick Perry is welcoming the first statewide gathering of emergency responders since drought and wildfires caused damage across Texas.
A volunteer firefighter in Texas has been charged with setting a wildfire last year. Taylor Dupree Partain was charged in connection with a May wildfire.
Parts of Central Texas devastated by wildfires have benefited from more than $4 million in donations and the help of volunteers rebuilding homes.
Texas lawmakers are analyzing the effects of record-setting drought and wildfires on tourism statewide.
The flames that scorched much of the North Texas area last year brought down the First Baptist Church of Possum Kingdom Lake.
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