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Wildfires threaten West Texas homesupdated: Wed May 02 2012 13:19:00

Two lightning-triggered wildfires that have charred 24,000 acres in drought-stricken West Texas threaten 150 homes and 250 other buildings, officials said Wednesday.

Drought may have killed a half-billion trees, Texas Forest Service saysupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 15:37:00

As many as a half-billion trees may have died across Texas from the effects of the 2011 drought, the state's forest service says.

Farmers get 'bale'-outupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 15:37:00

Texas farmers suffering from a drought get a donation of hay from Indiana farmers. KTVT reports.

Texas firefighters catch a break at lastupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 17:33:00

After an intense fire season, the Texas Forest Service finally has a reprieve from firefighting.

Fire-ravaged county in Texas battles a new blazeupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 20:59:00

A new wildfire flared up Tuesday afternoon in same Texas county that lost more than 1,500 homes in last month's devastating blazes, authorities said.

Homeowners begin to return to fire-ravaged Texas neighborhoodsupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 15:22:00

More areas of Bastrop County, Texas, were reopened to residents Monday following the devastating wildfire that destroyed more than 1,500 homes.

Drought keeps Texas wildfire burningupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 15:22:00

CNN's Jim Spellman forced to evacuate while reporting on a Texas wildfire once thought to be nearly contained.

Wildfire stops at statueupdated: Sun Sep 11 2011 22:12:00

A family in Texas says a statue of the Virgin Mary helped save their house from a wildfire. KTRK reports

More residents to return to their neighborhoods in fire-stricken Texasupdated: Sun Sep 11 2011 22:12:00

Authorities expect to allow residents to begin re-entering some of their communities in fire-ravaged Bastrop County, Texas, this week as firefighters made some headway against the blaze at 50% containment.

Texas wildfire 30% contained with 'potential for growth'updated: Fri Sep 09 2011 11:41:00

The wildfire raging near Austin, Texas, has destroyed nearly 1,400 homes and has "potential for growth," a fire official said Thursday.

Hundreds of animals rescued from firesupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 11:41:00

Volunteers from around central Texas joined together to rescue hundreds of animals from the fires in Bastrop.

Wildfires rip through sun-scorched Texasupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 13:43:00

Firefighters southeast of Austin, Texas, battled strong winds Monday as they struggled to gain ground against a fast-moving wildfire that has so far scorched some 25,000 acres and destroyed close to 500 homes.

Wildfire prompts evacuations in Texasupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 13:43:00

Officials say evacuations are underway in Magnolia, Texas, as a raging wildfire inches closer to a residential area.

Dozens of wildfires burn in Texasupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 21:32:00

CNN's Jim Spellman reports on the worst fire season in years in Texas as multiple fires continue to burn.

Texas wildfires scorch homes; death toll climbs to 4updated: Tue Sep 06 2011 21:32:00

A raging wildfire near Austin, Texas, killed two people, officials said Tuesday, as firefighters fought to gain the upper hand against flames, wind and fatigue.

Firefighters get upper hand on Texas wildfireupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 08:11:00

Authorities were working on plans Friday for residents who were forced to flee a wildfire in northern Texas to return home, a day after firefighters made progress battling the blaze that destroyed dozens of homes.

Residents evacuated as firefighters battle blaze in parched Texasupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 11:01:00

High winds whipped up a spreading wildfire in northern Texas on Wednesday as firefighters battled several blazes across the tinder-dry state.

Fast-growing Texas wildfire scorches homes, prompts evacuationsupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 22:56:00

A fast-moving wildfire in northern Texas has forced evacuations and destroyed 25 homes, fire officials said Tuesday.

Homes burn in Texas grassfireupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 00:22:00

A grassfire in bone-dry central Texas was 50% contained early Tuesday after consuming 15 homes, the state forest service said.

Grass fire flares in Texas, burns 10 homesupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 20:59:00

What started as a grass fire in tinder-dry Leander, Texas, quickly moved on to consuming homes Monday as air tankers, a helicopter and a task force with bulldozers and trucks moved in to battle a drought-fueled blaze.

Wildfires burn across the Southupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 16:02:00

A new fire in Texas forced home evacuations and consumed hundreds of acres, while fires in other states in the Southwest and Southeast challenged firefighters' efforts to contain them.

Wildfire prompts evacuation of hundreds in Amarillo, Texasupdated: Sun May 29 2011 22:49:00

A menacing wildfire prompted the voluntary evacuation Sunday of "a few hundred people" in neighborhoods in Amarillo, Texas, police said.

Hot weather forecast for Texas as battle against wildfires continuesupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 05:37:00

Hot, dry weather returns to Texas this week, whisking away the limited relief scattered thunderstorms brought to firefighters in parts of the Lone Star state over the weekend.

Texas firefighters catch a breakupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 21:41:00

Temperatures dip as Texas continues to grapple with wildfires. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.

Texas burning 'from border to border'updated: Wed Apr 20 2011 22:24:00

Texas firefighters Wednesday battled blazes that have scorched more than a million acres and have been burning for more than a week, according to the Texas Forest Service.

Texas fires force hundreds to evacuateupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 22:24:00

Hot temperatures, winds and low humidity help fuel wildfires that are burning in a number of Texas counties.

Fires burn across Texas with no end in sightupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 09:37:00

Sara Rogers-Smith considers herself one of the lucky ones.

Official: Texas crews rush to fend off 'perfect storm for wildfires'updated: Sun Apr 17 2011 22:43:00

Faced with some of driest conditions Texas has seen in nearly a century, firefighters around the state are struggling to fight off what a forest service official on Sunday called the "perfect storm for wildfires."

Firefighters battle to contain Texas wildfiresupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 17:33:00

Crews bolstered by out-of-state help worked in Texas on Monday to contain large wildfires responsible for destroying close to 100 homes and other structures, officials said.

Midland wildfire prompts evacuationsupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 12:14:00

Firefighters are evacuating everyone living south of I-20 in Midland, Texas, as a huge wildfire burns.

New Texas fires quickly contained, but big blazes still out of controlupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 12:14:00

Once fearing one of the worst days in the state's history for battling wildfires, Texas firefighters got the upper hand Sunday on several blazes though others remained out of their control.

Wildfires burn across parts of Texasupdated: Sun Apr 10 2011 09:49:00

Strong winds whipped up wildfires across north and west Texas on Saturday, as officials warned that conditions could get even worse.

Homes burned, threatened by massive fire in Texasupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 17:51:00

A fast-moving fire has charred more than 71,786 acres in three Texas counties, and it's expected to grow, the state's forest service said Friday.

Big fires in Texas nearly containedupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 16:58:00

Some of the largest wildfires in Texas were almost completely contained, but weather conditions posed risks for fires to spread, the Texas Forest Service said Wednesday.

Some Texas wildfires contained; most still spreadingupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 18:33:00

Firefighters in Texas contained four wildfires and continued to fight 17 others as weather conditions Tuesday heightened the risk of the fires spreading, a forest official said.

21 Texas wildfires at least 50% contained, fire official saysupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 18:29:00

Texas firefighters were making significant progress Tuesday against wildfires that have consumed at least 78 homes and, at their peak, were burning the length of a football field every minute.

Wildfires tear through West Texasupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 18:29:00

Residents in Lubbock, Texas, say devastating fires moved too quickly to stop. KCBD reports.

One person dead, 130,000 acres burned in Texas wildfiresupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 20:28:00

Firefighters in Texas worked Monday to contain fast-moving wildfires that had destroyed at least 60 homes, burned more than 130,000 acres, and caused an accident that killed a 5-year-old child, state forestry officials said.

Rain expected to help ease Oklahoma wildfiresupdated: Wed Apr 29 2009 11:12:00

Relief could be coming in the form of rain to stop raging wildfires in Oklahoma that have destroyed nearly 200 structures over a two-day span.

Hurricane-force winds fan scores of fires in Southwestupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 23:09:00

Numerous wildfires were roaring Thursday through parts of Oklahoma and Texas, engulfing one town and searing neighborhoods in others, including one in Oklahoma City. Hurricane-force winds continued to kick the flames even higher.

Texas wildfire fight may last into next weekupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 14:22:00

Texas firefighters expect to work into next week to put out a 1,200-acre wildfire that has destroyed more than two dozen homes and threatens more, the Texas Forest Service said Tuesday.

Texas brush fireupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 14:22:00

An estimated 650-acre forest fire continues to blaze through Texas on Saturday.

Crews fight wildfire in central Texasupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 10:35:00

A fallen power line ignited a 1,200-acre wildfire that officials in central Texas were fighting Monday, the Texas Forest Service said.

Giant spider web in treeupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 23:35:00

Giant spider web in tree

Monster spider web spun in Texas updated: Thu Aug 30 2007 23:35:00

Entomologists are debating the origin and rarity of a sprawling spider web that blankets several trees, shrubs and the ground along a 200-yard stretch of trail in a North Texas park.

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