Texas Wildfires: Progress Made in Tri-County Fire

Yesterday was a good day for the 500 firefighters who fought the 21,000 acre fire in Montgomery/Waller/Grimes Counties just north of Houston.

The Houston Chronicle has a good article this morning detailing all of the particulars, but in short, it appears that they’re getting this fire under control at last, with the help of super-human efforts and the giant DC-10 tanker that has been dumping flame retardant on the fire for two days. Thank you to all the firefighters!

SMILEY N. POOL : CHRONICLE BATTLE FROM ABOVE: A DC-10 drops retardant to help fight a large wildfire Saturday near Magnolia. The air tanker made six runs over the fast-moving wall of flames, dumping more than 11,000 gallons of fire retardant in each pass. Photo: Smiley N. Pool / © 2011 Houston Chronicle

Unfortunately, the news is not all good because the 100-degree heat returns this week, and the winds are going to pick up a bit this afternoon. Plus, there is no rain in sight. We’re not “out of the woods” yet, so to speak.


About M.J.Deare

I am a writer, actively researching topics of interest. I am also a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, with a degree in English, and have a master's degree from the University of Memphis. Born in New Orleans, I lived there until moving to northwest Arkansas and from there to Memphis, Tennessee. My husband and I currently reside in The Woodlands, Texas.
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