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Texas Wildfires Scorch 1.8 Million Acres

Posted by feww on April 23, 2011

6,251 fires consume  1,837,958 acres, 902 structures and at least 20,000 livestock

Wildfire Image of the Day: Texas Wildfires Burn Near McDonald Observatory


The dome of the 15-yo Hobby-Eberly Telescope at McDonald Observatory is seen against a background of burning mountains in Texas on April 18, 2011. Photo Credit: Frank Cianciolo, McDonald Observatory 

Texas Wildfires Update

Report: Saturday, April 23, 2011

  • National Preparedness Level: 1
  • Southern Area Preparedness Level: 4
  • TFS Preparedness Level: 5

Texas Fires YTD Totals

  • Fires: 6,251 [10 new fires]
  • Acres Burned: 1,837,958
  • Structures Destroyed: 902
  • Source: Texas Forest Service (TFS)

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