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Perry Sends Military Aid To Texas Wildfires

Governor Perry has ordered Texas Military Forces to provide support to state and local agencies fighting the wildfires near Possum Kingdom Lake.

08/12/2012

Fires burn near Possum Kingdom Lake in Palo Pinto County. (CBS 11 NEWS)

Wildfires Continue To Burn In Palo Pinto

Two wildfires continue to burn near the same area that was hit by one of the worst wildfires in state history last year.

08/11/2012

Fires burn near Possum Kingdom Lake in Palo Pinto County. (CBS 11 NEWS)

Palo Pinto Fires Continue To Burn

Two wildfires that have burned about 4,000 acres of land near Possum Kingdom Lake are reportedly 25 percent contained.

08/11/2012

Fires burn near Possum Kingdom Lake in Palo Pinto County. (CBS 11 NEWS)

Wildfires Burn Near Possum Kingdom Lake

Firefighters are facing two wildfires near Possum Kingdom Lake that burned more than 1,000 acres of land.

08/10/2012

AUSTIN, TX -  SEPTEMBER 6:  Aerial view of burned area around Bastrop. TX Tuesday September 6, 2011.  Several large wildfires have devastated Bastrop County since Sunday.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Fire Report Says Homes Need Bigger Buffer

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.

07/26/2012

A wildfire burns dry grass. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Evacuation Order Lifted For West Texas Wildfire

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.

05/04/2012

Emergency crews fight wildfire flames. (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Texas Wildfire Near Homes, But Not Advancing

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.

05/03/2012

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)

Wildfire Threatens Remote West Texas Resort

Specialists have been summoned to reinforce the fire line guarding a remote West Texas resort development from an approaching wildfire.

05/02/2012

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

West Texas Crews Battle Season’s First Wildfire

Firefighting crews continue to battle the first major Texas wildfire of the season which is threatening a rustic development in West Texas.

05/01/2012

A man watches as smoke from a wildfire rises into the sky. (credit: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Texas Forest Service Announces Wildfire App

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.

04/27/2012

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

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

Wildfires In Spotlight As State Responders Meet

Governor Rick Perry is welcoming the first statewide gathering of emergency responders since drought and wildfires caused damage across Texas.

04/02/2012

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