Texas Wildfires: Second Fire Breaks Out in George Bush Park, Houston

Firefighters have already contained this blaze, but a second and completely different fire from the first one broke out in George Bush Park on the north side late last night and burned 20-30 acres before it was extinguished. The firefighters were able to contain the fire and keep it from reaching some nearby apartment complexes. For more information, check out the Houston Chronicle’s article this morning. Let’s hope this area gets some rain today. We have a 20% chance, which I guess is better than no chance at all.

An auxiliary water tanker arrives on the scene of the second wildfire in as many days in George Bush Park on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in Houston. Photo: Andrew Richardson / HC

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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2 Responses to Texas Wildfires: Second Fire Breaks Out in George Bush Park, Houston

  1. Susan says:

    My sister-in-law lives in Albuquerque and because of the threat of wildfire, they have closed parks and walking paths near residential areas. Maybe parts of Texas should consider doing this also.

    • M.J.Deare says:

      Good idea! It may come to that around here too. I read that Mayor Parker is “considering other measures” to protect the city. But wouldn’t there be a great hue and cry if the parks had to close. Hate to think of it…
      Thank you for your comment.

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