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Bastrop Fires

Uncertainty Over Rebuilding After Devastating Texas Fires

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 02.24.2012 | Green

BASTROP, Texas (AP) — Concrete foundations that have been cleared of rubble sit eerily empty amid charred remains of once majestic loblolly pines. D...

Power Utility Sued After Massive Texas Wildfire

AP | ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

FORT WORTH, Texas — A utility knew about wildfire dangers amid Texas' severe drought but failed to remove dead trees and branches near power lin...

School Buses Stop At Hotels As Fire-Ravaged Texas Town Goes Back To School

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 11.12.2011 | Education

BASTROP, Texas — Paying attention in class may never have been so hard for children who started school Monday after the most-destructive wildfir...

Texas Wildfires Likely To Get Worse: 'Fire Forces Don't Get To Take A Day Off'


BASTROP, Texas -- Scorching temperatures, strong winds and dry vegetation are turning Texas wildfires into fast and furious dangers that hop from plac...

WATCH: Texas Wildfire Spreads Across Field In A Minute

Posted 11.07.2011 | Green

Firefighters in Bastrop, Texas, near Austin, are working to control a wildfire that has claimed lives and burned hundreds of homes. With lighter wi...

Firefighters Work To Contain The Blazes In Bastrop, Texas

AP | APRIL CASTRO | Posted 11.07.2011 | Green

BASTROP, Texas — Firefighters gained ground Wednesday against one of the most destructive wildfires in Texas history even as the state said the ...

PHOTOS: Texas County Reports Deaths As It Fights Wildfires

Posted 11.06.2011 | Green

Wildfires have burned across Texas in recent weeks, and regions like Bastrop, Texas are still fighting the flames. The Texas county near Austin has be...

A Forest Firefighter on the Central Texas Fires

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 11.05.2011 | Green
Mary Pauline Lowry

Regardless of whether I am able to fight some of these Central Texas fires myself, I will certainly join in with other residents of Central Texas to try to provide much-needed support to those who have been displaced from or have lost their homes.