High fire threat in East Texas, forested areas

by
April 18, 2011

The Associated Press

DALLAS — Dangerous Texas wildfires have moved east into forest land with more than 3,000 acres burned in Tyler and Hardin counties.

Texas Forest Service spokesman Marq (mark) Webb on Monday said fires are starting to “crown,” meaning fire builds up and gets into the tops of trees.

Webb told The Associated Press that helicopters and ground resources are being used, with more personnel and equipment being dispatched Monday. He says it’s so dry statewide and the “fire factor is just running off the charts.”

The agency says at least 700,000 acres have burned across Texas in the past week. More than 50 homes have been destroyed near Possum Kingdom Lake, about 75 miles west of Fort Worth.

A volunteer firefighter from Eastland died Friday after being hit by a vehicle.

 

No comments yet - you can be the first!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

?>

Keep the Fake News Media in check.

Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.

Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com
Google Analytics Alternative