Thursday, April 21, 2011

Texas Burning Out of Control

Photo: LM Otero / AP

Over one million acres of Texas burned in April. High winds, drought conditions and low humidity are fueling the largest outbreak of wildfires in Texas history. With the dry winter and spring and no rain in the forecast, the Texas Forest Service is expecting the fire conditions to continue. This is the driest spring on record, since the Texas Forest Service started keeping records in 1915.

More than 1,000 firefighters from 35 states are helping Texas firefighters battle blazes in iconic areas such as the Davis Mountains, Big Bend, Possum Kingdom Lake and East Texas Pine forests.

Firefighter's Prayer

God bless these everyday heroes who are risking their lives to battle fires in our state. One firefighter lost his life when fire overtook the fire engine and the firefighters had to run for their lives. Another firefighter was burned over 60 percent of his body.

Our governor has called for Federal help--God help us all, FEMA will be in charge!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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