Texas in undergoing several fires at the moment. Some not too far from where I live.
Bastrop is 30 miles from Austin. Here are just a few news articles on the fires.
Sixty separate wildfires, whipped by strong gusts of wind spawned by Tropical Storm Lee as it moved north, burned across Texas on Monday, destroying homes and leaving at least two people dead, authorities said.
Meanwhile, another 400 acre fire was reported near the Hays-Travis County line. The blaze crossed into Hays County shortly after 6:00 p.m. Sunday. All residents in that area being evacuated with the assistance of Hays County Sheriff's deputies. These roads include Stagecoach Ranch Road, Overland Stage road, Deadwood stage Road, Stagecoach Ranch Loop, and Cripple Creek Stage Road.
A Bastrop fire caused several people to be evacuated. People in the areas of Wilderness Ridge, parts of Cedar Creek and Alum Creek are being asked to leave. The fire is near FM 1441 and Highway 21.
A new fire on Griffin League Ranch is moving south and will join with the wildfire. A mandatory evacuation has been issued for all circle D County -- all homes on Schwantz Ranch Road, Old Potato Road and all Highway 21 homes east to Paige.
14,000 acres burned in Bastrop. More than 300 homes lost, and there's still no containment.
Is anyone here being affected by the fires?
Bastrop has closed schools tomorrow and possibly longer.
Texas is burning and where is Rick Perry?
Out of state running for President.
David Dewhurst is the 41st and current Lieutenant Governor of Texas and is going to sign the request to make the areas on fire a National Disaster.
But not Rick Perry.
But then, all the power does lay in the hands of the Lt. Gov.
Thank god since it is more important for Perry to head out of Texas and leave it burning.......
That is where the people of Texas stand with Rick Perry.....
Yes, I agree he should of proclaimed Texas a disaster area so we could get more funds to fight the fire.
I have this discussion updated in the Hang With Friends Group --
here is the link
Gig 'em, Aggies.