Texas Wildfires Rage

The Central Texas Bastrom County wildfire continues to burn out of control, with numerous additional large scale Texas Wildfires also not contained. Now burning over 34,000 acres and destroying a reported 785 homes, Bastrom, the largest of the Texas wildfires is listed at only 30 percent containment.

A significant number of aircraft have been mobilized to deal with the extreme magnitude of the Texas Wildfires including: heavy and single engine airtankers, scoopers, helicopters, and National Guard Blackhawks. NASA has released a video of the Texas Wildfires,taken from the Internations Space station.

Four people have been reported killed by the wildfires, with the tragic possibility of more bodies being recovered once the search through debris begins.

The weather seems to have shifted in the firefighters favor today, with winds down to 3 to 13 mph. Only a rise in humidity would bring more relief. However, even with the favorable weather conditions, the Texas Wildfires continue to rage.

The Current list of Uncontained Texas Wildfires:

PEDERNALES BEND (Spicewood), Travis County
BEAR CREEK (#536), Cass County
RILEY ROAD, Grimes/Montgomery/Waller Counties
TAMINA ROAD, Montgomery County
UNION CHAPEL, Bastrop County
MOONGLOW, Williamson County
PETERS CHAPEL, Harrison County
STEINER RANCH, Travis County
HENDERSON, Anderson County
Limestone County
DELHI, Caldwell County
BAILEY, Colorado County
DIANA, Upshur County
LUTHERHILL, Fayette County
BONBIEW RANCH, Van Zandt County
MOORE, Smith County
BOOT WALKER, Marion County
TOAD ROAD, Upshur County
HOPEWELL, Walker County
#507, Anderson County
#504, Anderson County
Nacogdoches County
ARBOR, Houston County
PETTYTOWN, Caldwell County
OLD MAGNOLIA, Gregg County
Leon County (Concord Robbins)
101 RANCH, Palo Pinto County