According to a recent Associated Press news story, picked up by The Washington Post, hundreds of Texas firefighters are continuing their fight—battling a seemingly endless wave of wildfires that have been burning through West Texas for the past week.
Forecasters offered little hope of salvation, with only a slight chance of rain near the end of this week; leaving firefighters and residents to face the flames the hard way.
Hundreds of Texas homes and weekend retreats within the area remain in danger—with three minor fires expected to combine into one massive threat.
This dry spell, one of the longest and strongest in Texas history, has left the majority of the state in extreme drought. Wildfires in various parts of the state have burned more than 1,000 square miles of land in the past week—an area that combined would be the size of Rhode Island.
The fires are driving Texas homeowners from their properties; and along the shore of the North Texas Lake, Possum Kingdom Reservoir, at least 18 homes and 2 churches have been burned.
With death, injury and destruction resulting from these terrible fires, the team at Dagley Insurance and Financial Services send our thoughts and prayers to those who have been affected by the devastation.