A U.S. Forest Service fire lookout of 50 years died when she didn't heed advice to leave her home, which was overtaken by the McKinney Fire in Siskiyou County, officials said.
FOX 7 Austin's Carlo Falco explains how extreme heat from a wildfire can produce dangerous clouds.
Travis County ESD 12 said one of the fires was a brush fire near Fuchs Grove and Gregg Lane.
Texas is on pace for a possible record-setting year, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service, though it’s not the type of record they want to see.
All roads in and out of Death Valley National Park are closed due to substantial flooding on Friday, National Parks Service says.
As of Friday evening, the fire had burned 43 acres and is 65 percent contained. The evacuation order was lifted 6 p.m. Friday.
The grant offers financial assistance to at-risk local communities for the development of Community Wildfire Protection Plans and associated mitigation projects.
The Better Business Bureau is offering tips and advice on how to avoid being taken advantage of by “unethical contractors" following major wildfires in Central Texas.
As the dry conditions continue, officials want you to do your part to stop fires from happening.
Seventeen people spent Wednesday night at a Wimberley church sleeping on blow up beds and on couches.
Researchers noted that the volcanic eruption could weaken the ozone layer.
The widlfire started in the River Mountain Ranch area between Bluff View and Blanco River.
Ed Vaughan estimates approximately 40 of his 100-acre property burned in the fire, which approximately is 800 acres.
Fire danger is very high today across the entire area with the sunny, very hot, dry, and breezy conditions in place.
Officials say the fire is estimated to have burned about 800 acres and that the containment line is progressing well.
An investigation determined the cause of the fire to be unintentional sparking from the use of cutting/grinding tools on metal.
It’s the same fire that started Friday, was deemed 100% contained Tuesday morning, and flared back up Tuesday afternoon.
The 26-year-old told authorities he saw a spider while on the mountain and attempted to burn it using a lighter.
This year with the drought and fire conditions being so bad, the risk of dry lightning thunderstorms is very real.
The weather could impact recovery efforts this week as forecasters say there is severe storm potential Monday in many of the flood-ravaged areas in Kentucky, and that will be followed by a dangerous heat wave.