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.
The federal government has earmarked $31 million for Texas wildfires recovery.
The nation’s top agriculture official is expected to announce more than $300 million in emergency assistance to 33 states and Puerto Rico.
The director of the Texas Forest Service says budget cuts that slashed annual state grants for volunteer firefighters by $18 million since 2009 have had “a huge impact” on fighting wildfires.
On Monday the American Red Cross is set to release its Year-End Disaster Summary Report for 2011 and don’t expect the news to be good.