Texas wildfires

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

While Northeast Texas has been out of drought and generally under moderate fire risk since March, wildfires are burning across the Panhandle.

Are you aware of burning rules in Texas?

Jun 13, 2012

Citizens in unincorporated Texas area again urged to follow proper burning procedures amid two local wildfires that burned 50 acres Tuesday. 

AP Photo/LM Otero

AUSTIN, Texas - Local governments and other public entities in 30 Texas counties hit by wildfires from Aug. 30 to Dec. 31, 2011, have 10 days to submit official requests for federal assistance, the Texas Division of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday.