Alberta residents displaced after wildfire may return home

Posted on June 2nd, 2015 No Comments

Residents in Wabasca may now safely return to their houses after a huge wildfire recently broke out several kilometers away from the area, CBC News reported on May 26. According to reports, an estimated 4000 people in Wabasca were forced to leave their homes on May 24 after scattered wildfires ravaged the province. The wildfire that officials believed […]

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Bastrop wildfire victims may recover damages

Posted on May 5th, 2015 No Comments

Certain Bastrop homeowners whose homes were badly damaged in the monumental wildfire that struck the area nearly four years ago may possibly recover some losses after two lawsuits were recently filed against a Pennsylvania-based company, the Austin American-Statesman reported on April 16. Reports said the lawsuits alleged that Asplundh Expert Tree Company committed grave negligence that resulted in the […]

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Wildfire threatened houses and a school in Minnesota

Posted on April 20th, 2015 No Comments

A wildfire that recently broke out in Hugo threatened nearby homes and an elementary school, an article on KARE 11 reported on April 16. According to reports, fire crews from four fire departments worked together to contain the wildfire that broke out near the intersection of Enfield Avenue North and Prairie Trail. A dispatcher from Washington […]

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Bastrop officials to hire wildfire mitigation personnel

Posted on March 24th, 2015 No Comments

Commissioners in Bastrop County recently approved the staffing of the county’s program to reduce and prevent wildfire risk, the Austin American-Statesman reported on March 11. The 14 positions that will fill the wildfire mitigation project of Bastrop will help remove wildfire fuel within an estimated 4,000 acres of vegetation that was ravaged by the 2011 wildfire. […]

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Dozens of houses threatened by wildfire in Arkansas

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 No Comments

At least 75 houses in Arkansas were recently threatened with damage after several wildfires broke out, stated on February 18. According to reports, there were a total of 105 wildfires in several parts of Arkansas on February 14 and 15 that damaged nearly 3,000 acres of land. The Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC) worked their way […]

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Thousands of trees given to Bastrop residents

Posted on February 11th, 2015 No Comments

Over 20,000 trees were recently given to Bastrop residents for the continuous recovery from the wildfire that ravaged the area in 2011, KXAN reported on February 7. Reports said people in Bastrop have already planted more than 1 million trees after the fire broke out that destroyed 1,600 houses and scorched 34,000 acres of vegetations. Several […]

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“Firewise” held in Grey Forest City

Posted on February 3rd, 2015 No Comments

Homeowners, Grey Forest City officials and other departments in Texas recently gathered to discuss ways to address wildfire threats, the San Antonio Express-News reported on January 28. During the “Firewise” program conducted last week, city residents and personnel from different departments were taught how to potentially diminish wildfire damages and practices that may help prevent wildfires. Program coordinator Nick […]

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Wildfire reduction study approved in Bastrop County

Posted on December 23rd, 2014 No Comments

Commissioners in Bastrop County recently permitted a company to assess the wildfire risk in the county in an effort to reduce and prevent devastating wildfire, an article of Statesman reported on December 11. Reports said Anchor Point Group was approved by the Bastrop County Commissioners to study the wildfire risk throughout the county. Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Fisher […]

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Fire breaks out in Smithville as anniversary of Bastrop wildfire nears

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 No Comments

A wildfire broke out in Smithville several days before the third anniversary of the devastating Bastrop County wildfire, reported on Tuesday, September 2. Fire crews reportedly fought the blaze that started at around 2:00 p.m. in the 100 block of Krchnak Road and ravaged more than 15 acres of vegetation. It took crews almost two […]

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Emergency Management Coordinator recounts Bastrop wildfire experience

Posted on September 19th, 2014 No Comments

An Emergency Management Coordinator in Bastrop County recounted his experience during the wildfire that struck the county three years ago, KTBC FOX 7 reported on September 5. According to Mike Fisher, the first 72 hours of the incident were critical for his team, as they attempted to coordinate with other resources on September 4, 2011. Over 1,500 houses were […]

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