Crews are working to get a handle on a wildfire burning in Palo Pinto County, west of Fort Worth.
Evacuations have displaced thousands of residents from rural villages with Spanish-colonial roots and high poverty rates.
Red flag warnings of critical fire conditions were issued by the National Weather Service in eight states.
The hot and dry weather across Texas and other states has helped fuel several big wildfires. The massive "Mesquite Heat" fire near Abilene has already scorched nearly 10,000 acres and has destroyed dozens of homes.
Firefighters are getting a better handle on some of the wildfires in Texas.
Smoke from several active wildfires across Texas is putting those with respiratory conditions at risk. MedStar reported a significant jump in the number of patients having trouble breathing. Officials say this problem might last a couple more days and are advising anyone with respiratory issues to stay inside until the haze clears.
People living near wildfires in South Texas and Central Texas were forced to leave their homes over the weekend. At least three homes were destroyed by the flames.
Cooler and less windy weather has helped firefighters fighting wildfires west of Dallas-Fort Worth. Friends and family are also preparing to say goodbye to the deputy who was killed while rescuing people from the fires in Eastland County.
Monday’s rain provided some help for firefighters battling wildfires in Eastland County, as well as the Big L fire in Hood and Erath counties.
A wildfire has burned more than 11,000 acres in Hood and Erath counties and is only 20% contained. But the Texas A&M Forest Service said firefighters have stopped its forward progress.
Crews are battling wildfires in Eastland County and near the Erath/Hood County line. People who live in those areas are being asked to evacuate.
The Eastland complex fire continues to burn thousands of acres, as multiple agencies across the state try to put out flames.
An Eastland County deputy died while trying to help people evacuate from the wildfires that are still raging.
Low humidity and gusty winds fueled multiple wildfires Friday in Texas, burning homes and other structures and prompting evacuations of hundreds of homes in small communities.
An engaged Colorado couple whose home was destroyed in the Colorado wildfires on Dec. 30 managed to find their charred wedding bands buried in the rubble a day later.
The fire is currently 58% contained and officials say ground crews have made great progress improving and widening the fireline as they continue to get the fire under control.
The teams arrived this past weekend and the Texas Baptist Men says they’ve already received hundreds of requests from families needing help.
Several parts of Colorado came under evacuation orders after high winds threatened to spread brush fires across the region.
Texas A&M Forest Service is preparing for fire-friendly weather within the next few days. An Airtanker Base in Abilene is being opened to respond to any wildfire activity.
Lightning-sparked wildfires killed thousands of giant sequoias this year, adding to a staggering two-year death toll that accounts for up to nearly a fifth of Earth’s largest trees, officials said Friday.