05 Sep '11, 6pm

Texas is burning yet TX Republicans cut funding for fire departments by 75% this year.

Photo credit: DVIDSHUB via Flickr/CC BY Labor Day has brought ill tidings to drought-strangled Texas . While most Americans are out enjoying barbeques, picnics, or beach days, Texans are keeping their eyes locked on dozens of massive wind-driven wildfires, especially the one that is spiraling out of control just southeast of Austin. It has burnt over 17,000 acres so far and has charred 300 homes. Another fire in the Northeast left two people dead. It is spreading so fast, disaster responders say, that it is impossible to fight from the ground. It is currently "zero percent" contained, according to state officials. Here's the Associated Press : A wildfire burning southeast of Austin, Texas, destroyed about 300 homes and was advancing unchecked on Monday through parched ranchland along a 16-mile front, authorities said. The fire, one of dozens that crews were battling throug...

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