MOSCOW, September 11 — RIA Novosti. Texas Firefighters found 24 new fires in the forests State in whose territory the record fires are raging because of the very hot and dry for more than a century of weather, reports on Sunday television channel CNN.
Over the period of a week in the state was 179 wildfires that consumed 68,000 acres. Fire element eliminated over 1.4 thousand homes in Bastrop County Texas. Large fires are also observed in the districts of Cath, Grimes, Montgomery, Travis and Waller, said a representative of the Forest Service television Texas.
Weather contributes to the rapid fire, because the state is dry and hot weather, which was the last time forecasters saw in September since 1895. Twenty-four new fires have destroyed about 465 hectares of forest.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday declared a state of emergency in the state of Texas. This measure would direct federal aid to affected areas.
The staff evacuated thousands of homes — including the administrative center of the suburbs of Austin, Texas.
The governor of Texas and presidential candidate of the Republican Party, Rick Perry immediately interrupted the campaign and returned to the state where wildfires have killed two people.
According to the TV channel CNN, as a result of fire trailer in eastern state woman was killed and her son eighteen months.
In June, Texas was already engulfed in forest fires. Then the affected areas in 6000 acres, destroyed 40 homes.