Wildfires

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

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)

Texas Firefighter Charged With Setting Wildfire

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.

03/30/2012

Emergency crews battle a running wildfire that is threatning a home on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

$4 Million In Donations After Central Texas Wildfires

Parts of Central Texas devastated by wildfires have benefited from more than $4 million in donations and the help of volunteers rebuilding homes.

03/07/2012

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

Wildfires & Drought Take Toll On Texas Tourism

Texas lawmakers are analyzing the effects of record-setting drought and wildfires on tourism statewide.

01/24/2012

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

Palo Pinto County Church Ready To Rise After Fire

The flames that scorched much of the North Texas area last year brought down the First Baptist Church of Possum Kingdom Lake.

01/23/2012

Texas Gets $31M HUD Grant For Wildfires Recovery

The federal government has earmarked $31 million for Texas wildfires recovery.

01/20/2012

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

USDA Announces $308 Million In Aid For States

The nation’s top agriculture official is expected to announce more than $300 million in emergency assistance to 33 states and Puerto Rico.

01/18/2012

U.S. Forest Service firefighter Erik Rodriguez battles a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Funding Cuts Felt By Texas Volunteer Firefighters

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.

01/17/2012

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

Red Cross 2011 Disaster Summary To Be Released

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.

12/19/2011

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