Texas Wild Fires
April 19, 2011 by staff
Texas Wild Fires, (CNN) – With firefighting C-130 and helicopters flying overhead and a dry, hot and windy days in the forecast, ground staff on Tuesday addressed the fires have burned more than million acres in Texas.
A fire burning near Possum Kingdom Lake, less than 70 miles of metropolitan Dallas-Fort Worth, had destroyed at least 31 homes and threatened more than 600 others, the Texas Forest Service said Tuesday.
Strawn City has been evacuated and the fire has closed within six miles of Graham, where Bailey Barnett has already had to flee once after ash thick as the snow began to fall around your home.
The area remains under threat, but Barnett, who is pregnant with her first child, has another reason to worry: her husband, she said, is a volunteer working on the fires with the Graham Fire Department.
“It was very, very stressful,” Barnett said Tuesday. “I do not think many people realize how bad it is.”
A wildfire raging in the house but respecting the family ccks
The Forest Service reported new fires since Monday, covering 435 hectares. Firefighters have had some success in the existing fire suppression, Forest Service spokeswoman Nicole Hawk Texas said Tuesday.
The, 000-acre Wildcat Fire north of San Angelo is still burning, but firefighters were able to build good control lines overnight, “Hawk said. They are hoping that will help slow the progression of the fire on Tuesday, he said.
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