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Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by rogerstigers
I will sound evil, but screw it.
That's all I can say.
Thanks Rick Perry. The prayer of your heretical nonsense made God go ahead and scorch your entire state.
Originally posted by crazydaisy
I was wondering if these fires are
fought the same way as in other
locations such as California. I
know the terrain is different so
do they make fire lines, douse
water from the air? Is there an
expected change in the weather
that might help? I have hopes
they can be contained and soon!edit on 5-9-2011 by crazydaisy because: (no reason given)
ATTENTION TEXAS AND SURROUNDING AREAS.. WE NEED FIREMEN!!!! Begging for retired and any fireman to call number to help. We were short 25 fireman last night. Cannot contain town of Bastrop, 35 miles away...fire is 16 miles long, 6 miles wide..., jumped Colorado river, evacuated entire town and also neighborhood called Steiner ranch of 5500* PLEASE EVERYONE REPOST EVEN IF NOT IN TEXAS.. SOME OF YOUR FRIENDS MAY BE. HELP!! Call 512-978-1187 PRANK CALLERS WILL BE SHOT!! Please, Please REPOST
Around 3 pm today a fire was reported in the Magnolia area. An exact location that the fire started has not been determined
The fire has been traveling in a southwesterly direction and has threatened areas in Montgomery, Grimes and Waller Counties. Evacuations were ordered for a number of residences both using the Code Red Alert System and door to door notifications. The leading edge of the fire is located in the area of Greenbiar Drive (Key Map 210 Y). Emergency officials caution everyone to stay out of the areas.
The fire covers approximately 1600 acres and is being fought to be brought under control by emergency services from Montgomery County, Harris County, and State resources have been requested.
Four firemen have been taken to the hospital for treatment for heat exhaustion and one with an injured ankle. All are minor injuries. No fatalities or serious injuries have been reported.
Containment of fires in Montgomery County is progressing but there remain areas that fires are still being battled. Hot spots throughout the fire areas will be monitored and attacked by fire resources as needed.
Strong winds and drought conditions allowed the fire to travel quickly over somewhat hilly terrain, burning through pine and cedar trees and wiping out subdivisions as well as ranchland. The blaze consumed as much as 25,000 acres along a line that stretched for about 16 miles, Texas Forest Service officials said.
Mike Fischer, the county emergency management director, said the fire is "nowhere near controlled," and that a separate, smaller blaze south of the city is growing larger.Im not sure how many fires there are at the moment
The fire has jumped the Colorado River multiple times, according to the Texas Forest Service
The ferocity and speed with which it was moving made it unsafe to fight from the ground, officials said.
"It's a monster, and it's zero percent contained," Texas Forest Service spokeswoman Jan Amen said.
Firefighters from Tarrant County mobilized in a Hurst parking lot Monday evening to head into battle in Central Texas
The Northeast Tarrant County strike team is made up of firefighters from five fire departments: Trophy Club, Grapevine, Richland Hills, Southlake and Hurst. The team of 11 firefighters doesn't know how long they'll stay or what exactly they'll be doing.
Originally posted by showintail
Could these fires actually burn a whole city? Like roll through austin and take the whole city? Just asking. They are hitting close to home
The fires have killed two and, according to the Forest Service, destroyed more than 700 homes since Sunday. Perry said 1,000 homes had burned, but he appeared to be referring to the 1,091 homes the state Forest Service reported had burned since the fire season began in November 2010.
The largest fire, near Austin, has spread across 30,000, acres, destroying more than 600 homes and forcing the evacuations of at least 5,000 people, officials said Tuesday. Known as the Bastrop County Complex, the fire has burned largely uncontrolled since it began Sunday afternoon.
Another fire near Houston -- called the Magnolia fire -- required the evacuation of an unknown number of residences in 11 subdivisions. And the Riley Road Fire in Grimes County -- one of at least 63 that have flared up since the weekend -- has destroyed 20 homes and has hundreds more in its path, the forest service said. It had burned 3,000 acres as of Tuesday, according to the forest service.