Dry and Windy Conditions Fuel Fires Near Ft. Worth - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/27/05

Dry and Windy Conditions Fuel Fires Near Ft. Worth

In the past 24 hours, more than 70 wildfires have broken out in north and central Texas prompting governor rick perry to issue a disaster declaration. Dry and windy conditions are being blamed for the rapidly spreading fires and officials are calling the recent outbreak the worst the state has seen in nearly ten years.

In Tarrant county, near Fort Worth, the flames engulfed several houses. Perry ordered the deployment of the Texas Army National Guard and requested assistance from the U.S. Forest Service.

Some firefighters have been hospitalized with smoke inhalation but there are no reports of deaths.

get more>> Web Enhanced
What You Can Do to Prepare for Disaster
American Red Cross Homeland Security Advisory System recommendations for individuals, families, neighborhoods, schools, and businesses.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Pence tells Israel US Embassy to move to Jerusalem in 2019

    Pence tells Israel US Embassy to move to Jerusalem in 2019

    Monday, January 22 2018 3:47 AM EST2018-01-22 08:47:25 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 11:09 AM EST2018-01-22 16:09:15 GMT

    Netanyahu thanked Pence for President Donald Trump's "historic" recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and lauded the American-Israeli alliance, which he said has "never been stronger."

    Netanyahu thanked Pence for President Donald Trump's "historic" recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and lauded the American-Israeli alliance, which he said has "never been stronger."

  • Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'

    Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'

    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:36 PM EST2018-01-20 20:36:49 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 11:08 AM EST2018-01-22 16:08:22 GMT
    Economists say a lengthy government shutdown could hurt economy, but a short one would be just 'a blip'.
    Economists say a lengthy government shutdown could hurt economy, but a short one would be just 'a blip'.
  • With Senate talks falling short, shutdown enters workweek

    With Senate talks falling short, shutdown enters workweek

    Monday, January 22 2018 1:57 AM EST2018-01-22 06:57:31 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 11:08 AM EST2018-01-22 16:08:16 GMT

    Under the proposal taking shape, Democrats would agree to a three-week spending measure in return for a commitment from the Republican leadership in the Senate to address immigration policy and other pressing legislative matters in the coming weeks.

    Under the proposal taking shape, Democrats would agree to a three-week spending measure in return for a commitment from the Republican leadership in the Senate to address immigration policy and other pressing legislative matters in the coming weeks.

Powered by Frankly