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.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has expanded its wildfires disaster declaration area for Texas to include 119 counties.
So far, the record drought, heat wave and wildfires across the state have caused an estimated $10 billion in damages. So, as insurance companies pay claims they will need to generate more revenue — and they’ll get it from you!
Texas parks received fewer visitors because of wildfires and drought this year, leading to a $4.6 million deficit, state officials said Tuesday at the launch of a campaign to encourage the public to visit more often and donate much needed funds.
The devastating Texas wildfire season reaches the one-year mark on Tuesday, and there appears to be no end in sight as officials brace for more blazes.