Texas Wildfire Videos, Pictures

Wildfires Devastate Drought-Stricken Central Texas Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (L) steps out of a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter after an aerial tour of the area around Steiner Ranch where homes were destroyed by wildfires the last two days September 6, 2011 in Austin, Texas. Perry, who left his presidential campaign to respond to the fires, said more than 1,000 houses in the area were destroyed. (Getty Images)more pics » Texas wildfire (TF.com) Wildfires are raging in central Texas again today, and have already burned an estimated 600 homes. The blazes were worsened this weekend by Tropical Storm Lee, which brought wind instead of rain to the region.

Apparently Texas has not had a drought like this since the '50s, and have not only destroyed homes but have also caused an estimated $5.2 billion in agricultural losses, reports FT.com.

A record 3.6 million acres have burned since the start of the fire season in November 2010. Cotton, Texas's biggest cash crop, has also suffered this year. About half of the 7 million acres that were planted this year have been abandoned.

See video of the Texas wildfires here:


  • Wildfires Devastate Drought-Stricken Central Texas
  • Wildfires Devastate Drought-Stricken Central Texas
  • Wildfires Devastate Drought-Stricken Central Texas
  • Wildfires Devastate Drought-Stricken Central Texas
  • Wildfires Devastate Drought-Stricken Central Texas
  • Wildfires Devastate Drought-Stricken Central Texas
  • Wildfires Devastate Drought-Stricken Central Texas
  • Wildfires Devastate Drought-Stricken Central Texas
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