Local news links to Possum Kingdom Complex fire in Texas 19 APR 11

Lone Camp Volunteer Department Fire truck, US Forest Service auxillary, at idle north of Strawn, Texas, after fighting SH 16 west fires.

The following local news links have detail about the Possum Kingdom Complex fire:

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Wildfires-Burn-700000-Acres-Federal-Help-Sought-120070209.html — NBC5i in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/04/18/3009662/20-more-homes-burn-at-possum-kingdom.html — Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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Our county, Erath, and neighboring counties are under a Red Flag Extreme Fire Weather alert for today.  Risks are very high until late afternoon early evening when a cold front will move through the area.  Shifting winds may be a problem.  Temperatures may reach 102 deg.  Winds, however, should not be as high as they have been in the last few days, say, 15-20 m.p.h.

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4 responses to “Local news links to Possum Kingdom Complex fire in Texas 19 APR 11

  1. Kittie Howard

    Mother Nature refuses to be placated. We’re watching the weather coming out of Oklahoma. The tornadoes leveled parts of Wilson, NC, not far from where we have a house. Right now, the sky is low and heavy, getting darker. Nothing to do but prepare and hang tight.

  2. Really glad to hear that things have not turned for the worse but also looks like Mother Nature isn’t ready to give up her fury just yet. Stay safe. Keeping all you Texas folks in my thoughts.

  3. Thanks for the links, Jack. Glad you are still OK! I’m very concerned for the area but I haven’t seen much on the national media, and these seem to be more informative than what I have been reading from Abilene.

  4. What a nightmare. A friend sent me a link from CNN on line yesterday, which gave far more information than our news programs have. We had a wee bit of rain last night, and the mountain is covered in clouds now, so perhaps some of our (albeit meager) moisture will find its way to you.

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