Tag Archives: Texas

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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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