Tag Archives: Texas

Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas Face Tornado and Wildfire Threats

States brace for spring disasters     By KEN MILLER, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for two types of disasters as spring gets into full swing: The start of what’s ...

Read More »

Mississippi Sends Firefighters to Fight Texas Wildfires

Team is bringing two bulldozers to the fires   JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is sending five firefighters to Texas to help that state put out wildfires. The Mississippi Forestry Commission says the group will arrive Tuesday in Merkel, Texas, ...

Read More »

Forecasters Warns of Fires Across U.S. High Plains

Intensifying drought has resulted in critical fire danger   By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The amount of moisture received across the United States’ southern high plains since October has been ridiculously low, and forecasters warned ...

Read More »

Fire Warnings Issued for Six States

Red Flag warnings across nation’s midsection   OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued fire warnings for six states in the nation’s midsection. The Red Flag warnings issued Friday include most of Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, southern ...

Read More »

Texas Wildfire Threatens Homes

Texas A&M assisting in Jones County     JONES COUNTY, Texas (KTXS) — Multiple agencies responded to a five acre wildfire in Jones County — just east of the Abilene landfill. The fire — which started about 1 p.m., burned ...

Read More »

Texas A&M Places Firefighting Planes in Abilene

SEATS are often staged in multiple places     ABILENE, Texas (KRBC) – When it comes to wildfires, the Texas A&M Forest Service takes their firefighting to the skies. Single Engine Air Tankers, or SEATS, are often staged in multiple places ...

Read More »

Texas Wildfire Causes Evacuations

Willow Park fire is 85 percent contained   WILLOW PARK, Texas (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire borne by gusty winds forced evacuations Monday afternoon in a nearby subdivision and closed two heavily traveled interstate highways in North Texas. Firefighters battled ...

Read More »

Texas Sues Tree Company for Fatal Wildfire

Bastrop County Complex Fire killed two people in 2011   AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is suing a vegetation management company that it alleges caused the 2011 Bastrop County Complex Fire, the most destructive wildfire in Texas history. The lawsuit ...

Read More »

Kansas Wildfires Causes Suspension of Grazing Restrictions

Ranchers affected by fires are offered relief from USDA   WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Ranchers in three states affected by wildfires have been given a temporary suspension of grazing restrictions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday authorized emergency grazing ...

Read More »

Latest on Midwest Wildfires

A look at what’s burning across country’s midsection   OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning across the country’s midsection (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency in 22 counties ...

Read More »