Texas wildfires continue to erupt; firefighters keep moving

Texas A&M Forest Service
Texas A&M Forest Service(Texas A&M Forest Service)
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 12:24 PM CDT
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TOLAR, Texas (AP) - One firefighter has suffered burns and two others have been treated for heat exhaustion while fighting a new North Texas wildfire that is completely uncontained after burning almost half a square mile.

Hood County officials say the injured firefighter was airlifted to a Dallas hospital with burns to 10% of his body.

Elsewhere, Texas A&M Forest Service spokesman said Wednesday that a fire on the Hays-Blanco county line about 30 miles west of Austin has destroyed three homes and an occupied trailer and blackened 800 acres. It’s 60% contained.

A fire 60 miles west of Austin has burned 1,400 acres and is 25% uncontained but has burned no homes. Fire crews have that fire 60% contained.

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