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Texas Declared Major Disaster Area

Posted by feww on September 10, 2011

Wildfires have destroyed about 2,000 homes since Aug 30

The White House declared a major disaster exists in the State of Texas due to wildfires beginning on August 30, 2011, and continuing.

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – September 10

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  • Texas, USA. The White House declared a major disaster exists in the State of Texas due to wildfires beginning on August 30, 2011, and continuing.
    • Bastrop County Complex Fire has consumed about 34,068 acres, TFS reported. The 719-acre Union Chapel Fire is now included in this complex. An assessment team has confirmed 1,386 homes have been destroyed on the main fire, with 28 lost on the Union Chapel Fire. Two civilians were found dead Tuesday.
    • BEAR CREEK (#536), Cass County. 49,997 acres, 30 percent contained. The fire is burning very actively in heavy timber and is threatening numerous houses. Twenty-four homes have been destroyed southeast of Linden.
    • RILEY ROAD, Grimes/Montgomery/Waller counties. 21,269 acres, 30 percent contained. About 58 homes have been destroyed on this fire burning west of Magnolia.
    • At least 23 other large fires are currentlt burning in Texas (NIFC).
    • TFS  has responded to 179 fires for 170,686 acres in the past 7 days.


YTD Fire Stats, September 10, 2011. Source: TFS

US Wildfire:

  • States currently reporting large fires (NIFC):
    • Arizona (3)
    • California (2)
    • Florida (1)
    • Idaho (6)
    • Minnesota (1)
    • Montana (4)
    • Oklahoma (3)
    • Oregon (7)
    • Texas (26)
    • Washington (2)
  • Washington, USA. A large wildfire in Goldendale, Washington, has consumed about 5,300 acres and destroyed at least 64 buildings, reports said.
    • A firefighter described the fire as “a greased pig rodeo,” moving first in one direction, then another by shifting winds. Hundreds of people have been evacuated.
  • Oregon, USA. Major wildfires, continue to burn in Central and Eastern Oregon, Most of the blazes have been ignited by lightning.
    • The largest blaze burning in Oregon is the High Cascades Complex near Madras, which was started by lightning, has so far consumed about 108,000 acres, reports said.
    • The Shadow Lake Fire has consumed more than 7,000 acres since August 28 when it was ignited by lightning.
  • Wyoming, USA. A large wildfire located about 24 miles north of Dubois, WY, near the Double Cabin Campground and Guard Station, has consumed more than 20,000 acres.
    • The Norton Point fire was started by lightning.
  • Idaho, USA. The Saddle Complex Fire, which was ignited by lightning on August 10, has consumed 30,511 acres, InciWeb reported.
    • 30 Wyoming Air National Guard members have been deployed to Idaho to help fight wildfires, reports said.
    • Salt (Salmon-Challis National Forest): 17,546 acres at 17 percent contained. This fire is 16 miles southwest of Salmon. Evacuations are in effect. (NIFC)
  • California. Canyon Fire (Kern County Fire Department): 14,802 acres at 91 percent contained. This fire is five miles southeast of Tehachapi.
  • Montana. Forty One Complex (Bitterroot National Forest): 6,027 acres. This complex of four fires is eight miles east of Hamilton.
  • Oklahoma. Ferguson Fire (Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge): 40,002 acres at 85 percent contained. This fire is 12 miles northeast of Cache.

Other Global Disasters

  • Zanzibar. About 200 people have perished after a boat carrying more than 800 people capsized in the Indian Ocean due to strong currents.

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