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Fires raging throughout Central Texas
Austin American Statesman ^ | Sep 04 2011 | Staff

Posted on 09/04/2011 5:46:33 PM PDT by grey_whiskers

UPDATE 7:30 P.M.: Mark Stanford, the fire chief for the Texas Forest Service , said subdivisions have been evacuated there but they have no estimate on what structures have been lost.

People are being told to evacuate to the First Baptist Church in Smithville and Bastrop Middle School, Stanford said.

In addition, State Highways 71 and 21 in Bastrop County have been closed, Stanford said.

Update, 6:48 p.m.: Wildfires have consumed more than 6,000 acres in Bastrop County, and firefighters are still working to get the blazes under control.

According to Bastrop Police Department Spokesman Michal Hubbard, hundreds of homes have been evacuated, including those at the Colony, west of the city of Bastrop, and Tahitian Village to the east. Several structures have been lost, he said

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: austin; bastrop; paginggovernorperry; prayer; texas; texasfire; texasfires; texaswildfires; tragedy; whereisrickperry; wildfire
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To: grey_whiskers

WoW! This is the first that I’ve heard of fires today. I drove from my home, through Bandera,to Medina today. Nothing burning NW of San Antonio. Winds are intermittent.


81 posted on 09/04/2011 8:08:16 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?)
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To: wolfcreek

More photos of the destruction...very bad situation.

http://galleries.statesman.com/gallery/wildfires-burn-across-central-texas/#214542


82 posted on 09/04/2011 8:12:40 PM PDT by caww
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To: TStro
Hoping our redneck and illegal alien neighbors don’t break out the fireworks like they usually do on holidays.

Messkins have the trait of cavalierly tossing their cigarettes out of their cars. You can take them out of the third world but you can't take the third world out of them.

83 posted on 09/04/2011 8:15:13 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: lonestar

I’m out Wixon Valley way, and there’s been smokey haze here all afternoon.Has to be coming from the north, though, with the wind blowing it.


84 posted on 09/04/2011 8:20:43 PM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Mamas don't let your cowboys grow up to be babies..)
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To: napscoordinator
I am saying that he is busy. He can’t do anything so he is going to continue running for President.

Well that sounds like an Obama excuse....it's Perry's state...he'd better at least address his people for crying out loud!

85 posted on 09/04/2011 8:20:59 PM PDT by caww
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To: re_nortex

Wow, you were quoting the Bible earlier.


86 posted on 09/04/2011 8:22:34 PM PDT by berdie
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To: yorkie

He’s just another one “I’ll vote for him if I HAVE to” guys...

We’re ALL sick of this! lol

:)


87 posted on 09/04/2011 8:22:58 PM PDT by No!
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To: LUV W

You have so many fires.....prayers for sure.


88 posted on 09/04/2011 8:25:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: grey_whiskers

Just talked to son, he’s outside Marble Falls. They have two fires withing six miles, uncontrolled. No power which means no water (well).


89 posted on 09/04/2011 8:25:44 PM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Prayers for those who have lost homes/businesses in the fires, who have been evacuated and for those fighting the fires. Also for the Lord to end this drought.


90 posted on 09/04/2011 8:25:51 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Democratic Party - The party of genocide.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Lord God,

We know you are keenly aware of these fires engulfing Texas areas and the terrible droughts throughout.... Peoples lives are in danger now Lord... so we ask for your protection for them as they battle this blaze and those who must flee it....give the firemen good discernment to make right calls in order to get this all contained...and move those out of harms way that need to go... give them all strength and wisdom as they travel to a safe place.

Provide and care for each Lord...until this has come to pass....In Christ’s name Amen.


91 posted on 09/04/2011 8:30:03 PM PDT by caww
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To: FFforFreedom
....my weather radar shows 5 fires on Fort Hood... Lots of smoke in our air...

So many fires in central Texas right now.

FFForFreedom...are you involved in these firefights? If so, please stay safe!

92 posted on 09/04/2011 8:31:42 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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To: LUV W

Luv, this is SO awful - I LOVE Texas - and am so sorry this is happening.

Oh YES, Lord - bring the much needed rain to my friends and to all the drought areas! This is reaching monumental destruction - and we beseech You to give them relief from this horrible drought! In Jesus’ name, Amen!


93 posted on 09/04/2011 8:31:58 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: grey_whiskers

Here’s a link to the National Interagency Coordination Center which shows all the major fires in the country:

http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/


94 posted on 09/04/2011 8:32:58 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: yorkie
AMEN!

The channel 8 weatherman just reported that no rain is expected in Texas for two weeks!

May the Lord Shower His Blessings on all of Texas. In Christ's Name, Amen.

95 posted on 09/04/2011 8:34:04 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

AMEN!
The channel 8 weatherman just reported that no rain is expected in Texas for two weeks!

May the Lord Shower His Blessings on all of Texas. In Christ’s Name, Amen
________________________________

Well said!

Best wishes for all you TX FReepers and your families. I hope you stay safe and do not incur any damage.


96 posted on 09/04/2011 8:36:23 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: SouthTexas

Have been listening to the scanner up here in Pa. So very sorry you folks are contending with these awful conditions...announcer said wind gusts at 35 miles an hour.


97 posted on 09/04/2011 8:38:07 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Wind was out of the north today, abnormal for this time of the year.


98 posted on 09/04/2011 8:40:37 PM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: LUV W

Luv w,

...”three different wind shifts announced on the scanner”... so you folks in Texas be especially careful to get to safe places.....

My heart goes out to all facing these fires....may God grant all concerned a safe haven to flee to.


99 posted on 09/04/2011 8:43:49 PM PDT by caww
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To: berdie; No!
Hi, Berdie - I was responding to post #11 - where the poster said,

"Shouldn’t Perry be doing something Governorish over this or something? Like GO HOME and ask for the tankers or use the national guard or SOMETHING????? ??????????????????"

My prayers continue for those in harms way in this horrible drought.

100 posted on 09/04/2011 8:44:38 PM PDT by yorkie
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