"We're actually seeing
burn from border to border. We've got it in West Texas, in East Texas, in North Texas, in Texas South Texas - it's all over the state," Texas Forest Service spokeswoman April Saginor told CNN Radio. "We've got one in the area that's four fires that have actually merged together." Dallas
Why is TX burning?
Its dryand that a big part of why!
"Even if we get two inches of rain the ground's going to eat it up," said David Hennig, a National Weather Service meteorologist in
. "We need a pattern shift." Midland, Texas
One of the many fires burning ....
The Texas Forest Service says the wildfire around
has swallowed 150 homes and a church as it's churned through 150,000 acres. Another 400 people were evacuated last night, from the town of Possum Kingdom Lake . Palo Pinto
fire is only one of several massive blazes across the state that have charred more than one million acres in the past week. Possum Kingdom Lake
Its not all about trees, shrubs and rangeland, as the wildfire bust continues hundreds of homes are destroyed many more are damaged, people are being evacuated from their homes and communities AND there is the human toll that is mounting up.
PLEASE DO YOUR PART.... DON'T LET A WILDFIRE START
Funeral Today for Man Killed Fighting Wildfires
Texas - Family and friends will gather Wednesday to honor a volunteer firefighter who died while fleeing a fire truck that had been trapped in a wildfire-consumed pasture. Texas
volunteer firefighter was burned while rescuing a down comrade from a raging wildfire on April 15, He responded to the brush fire near his home in Gorman with his chief and they suddenly found themselves surrounded. Texas
As they tried to outrun the fire, their fire truck was overrun by the flames.
"It was very scary," he told the news station. "I’m not going to lie to you; I honestly did not think I would make it home."
At that point, one of his fellow firefighter collapsed.
He said that the burns weren't bothering him and that his main thought was that "I've got to get out of here, and I got to take whoever I can with me."
SMOKEY is counting on you
That one spark you dont cause to occur, that one cigarette you put in the ash tray and not toss out the window just maybe the one wildfire prevented that might have destroyed a town or killed someone.
THANKS for all you do!