Texas residents evacuated because of heavy fire


June 20 — RIA Novosti. Fires, covering about 6,000 hectares in the U.S. state of Texas, and destroyed at least 37 homes and hundreds of people evacuated, the website of the Houston Chronicle newspaper with reference to the Forest Service staff. 

In Grimes County burned 30 houses in Kendall County — seven house-trailers. Fire for a time blocked the highway connecting the city of Houston and Dallas. On Sunday, the highway began to function again.

To extinguish the fire using helicopters and bulldozers. Most of the fires broke out in the densely forested eastern part of the state.

According to a report from the Forest Service on June 14, which leads to Reuters, for this year in Texas burned about 1.8 million acres of land.

Texas residents evacuated because of heavy fire

In late May, a strong forest fires broke out in Arizona, and then spread to New Mexico. In many settlements had been declared evacuation.

Source: RIA Novosti, NOAA, YouTube

In Arizona, the struggle with the fire

Forest fires in Arizona continue to spread. On the east of the state, close to the neighboring New Mexico, the total fire area exceeds two thousand square kilometers. The fire was the largest in the history of the state.


For the past three weeks, firefighters can not cope with the fire in the east of the U.S. state of Arizona. To struggle with the elements thrown more than four and a half thousand firefighters from several states.


But they managed to take control of at least forty percent of the total area of fire.

On Saturday some of the evacuees from the area residents were able to return to their homes, but firefighters warned that Sunday in the region is expected to a strong wind, which means that the situation could worsen.

In the north of the state of fire fighting are more successful. Possible to localize fire at 50 square kilometers, and is half of the total area of fire. Here evacuated residents return more confident.


But in the south of the state the situation continues to worsen. Fire, ohvativashy area of about eighty square kilometers destroyed more than fifty houses. 12,000 residents were evacuated to safe areas. Politseskie believe that was the cause of numerous fires rough handling inhabitants of these places with fire.

Source: CNTV , Photo Blog, CNN

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