Tag Archives: Texas

USFA: California On-Duty Death

Forest Service firefighter was killed in a helicopter crash in Texas     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Captain Daniel Laird, 41, of the United States Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest, on March ...

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Firefighter Killed in Texas Helicopter Crash

Helicopter crashed during a burn in the Sam Houston National Forest     Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle with permission MONTGOMERY, Texas (Houston Chronicle) – Authorities are investigating a deadly helicopter crash in northwest Montgomery County on Wednesday. A 2009 ...

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USFA: Texas On-Duty Death

Weatherford firefighter stricken while at a wildfire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Richard “Andy” Loller, Jr., 42, of the Weatherford Fire Department on June 10, 2018. While performing wildland firefighting operations, ...

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Texas Firefighter Fatally Stricken During Wildfire

Weatherford firefighter dies after assisting at fire     WEATHERFORD, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Weatherford firefighter has died after assisting in firefighting operations in West Texas, the department said Sunday. “It is with great sadness and deepest regrets that the ...

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Texas Panhandle Wildfire Burns Over 69,000 Acres

Nearly 300 firefighters are on the scene     WAYSIDE, Texas (AP) — Firefighters in the Texas Panhandle are working to contain a wildfire that’s blackened more than 69,000 acres (27923.92 hectares). The Texas A&M Forest Service reports nearly 300 ...

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Forecasters Warn of Life-Threatening Wildfire Weather

Dangerous conditions in the Southwest and Southern Plains   (Associated Press)   By KEN MILLER, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters warned of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday as firefighters ...

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Over Two Dozen Wildfires Burning in Oklahoma, Texas

Largest fire has burned over375 square miles     OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Strong winds are fueling more than two dozen wildfires burning across Oklahoma and Texas. Authorities say one blaze in western Oklahoma is estimated to be nearly 40 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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