Skip to comments.Map of Texas Wildfires
Posted on 09/06/2011 7:08:37 AM PDT by pwatson
http://ticc.tamu.edu/Response/FireActivity/default.aspx map of all the active wildfires in Texas
Great map. Thanks.
Pray for rain bump!
I woke up smelling smoke and I just knew our place was on fire. Looking at the map, I see that I am surrounded.
Don’t trust the map.
For example, it shows the fire East of Crockett, TX to be well North of US 287. My guy on the ground just reported the fire crossed US287 last night in MULTIPLE PLACES. The fire has spread at least 10 miles from where the map shows it.
The Forest Service is trying to put out the hot spots while they have daylight and light winds.
Because of the “roadless initiative” of the US Forest Service (thank you, Greens), there are almost no access roads into the National Forest South of 287. Every trail has multiple trees down across it which the Greenies will not allow the Forest Service to clear.
That whole area of National Forest was in dire need of controlled burns last Winter when they had rain and cool temps.
Instead of harvesting timber and allowing grazing by ranchers, we get total devastation.
We need to remember why such fires cause so much damage when they occur and hold the Greens responsible.
The one in Leon County was heading towards my mother’s place. She had her truck packed and ready for the evacuation call, but the winds died down enough in the evening the evacuation was not called. Praying the winds don’t pick up like they did yesterday.
This particular fire started when a tree fell on an electrical line and sparks from the line caught the very dry trees and brush on fire. As of last night 1 church and 16 houses had burned as well as about 10 other structures.
This is one of the “little” fires across Texas right now.
Prayers for the people who have lost their homes and prayers for the rain that is desperately needed.
Stay safe - smoke is very dangerous. I’m praying for your great state. 1,000 homes have now been destroyed by these fires in Texas - in just the past 48 hours!
If you are a Firefighter or have trailers and a place to store livestock and or horses and would like to help
This morning all around East Texas is smoke. Winds are down, a good thing. Weather folks say we are in a 500 foot level inversion layer holding the darn smoke at ground level.
So far no new fires, although several sizable ongoing ones thankfully nothing like Bastrop.
Guess lots of Texas is going to look different when we ever get beyond this damn La Nina curse.
Are you guys going to be safe? Has Mr. Legs been called up to help fight the fires?
In the Austin tv viewing area of Central Texas, over 45,000 acres have burned and over 700 homes have been lost. Every little thing is sparking fires in this tinderbox. Schools across several counties have cancelled classes today.
Don’t know what area of Texas your in, but there was no government restraint on “harvesting timber and allowing grazing by ranchers”. 1 - because most of Texas is private owned, 2 - except for East Texas, the other areas aren’t much for “timber”, 3 - ranchers have never been restricted from grazing their own land and 4 - because of the very slow housing market, not much timber logging going on.
Haven’t seen Texas Forest Service doing any Control Burns in years, maybe because of Greenies, but I know a lot forest landowners don’t like them coming on their places.
These fire maps are pretty up to date around Tyler, maybe they have been busy putting out fires and less time updating maps, ya think?
Stay safe my good friends in Whitehouse. And all others also. Prayers up.
Texas has been a tinderbox for months, yet it seems these fires are growing exponentially just recently. Is my observation correct, or is it that the media has just started reporting on it more? If it’s the former, then what’s causing the marked increase in the number of fires recently.....i.e. are they being started on purpose or carelessly (like lit cigarette butts thrown out windows)?
The winds Sunday were fierce...knocking lines and transformers around..causing some of the fires..one fire near Magnolia was started by a BarBQue..Of course we just get drier and drier. Praying for rain...Worst drought in over 50 years...and the hottest summer.
Yesterday, smoke from four fires was visible, and my granddaughters were able to see the smoke from the fires in Cass County from I-30 in Hope, AR!! They actually drove by the fire on FM251, just as it was getting started, and phoned it in. It apparently started on the road ROW (cigarette?)
One of yesterday's fires covered 7,000 acres -- and threatened a historic church for which I am working on a Texas Historical Marker... AFAIK, no Cass County homes were lost yesterday. But it was a wild day here in the Piney Woods!
Yeah, the winds were high all day yesterday here too as that cold front pushed through. Winds like that will take the least little spark and make into a raging inferno in no time. We’re praying for TX and OK rains too for you guys. What we saw while driving through both states in July was enough to oppress anyone.