Tolar, Texas – Officials said one firefighter was injured and two others were treated while fighting a wildfire in northern Texas that burned nearly half a square mile on Wednesday.
According to Texas A, the fire had gone completely out of control by Wednesday afternoon near Tolar, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of Fort Worth.& M Forest Service.
The injured firefighter was taken to a Dallas hospital with 10% burns to his body, according to a Hood County statement. His condition was not immediately known.
No structures were reported to have been damaged in that fire 16 miles (25.75 kilometers) north of the two-week-old Chalk Mountain Fire, which burned 10 1/2 square miles (27 1/3 square kilometers) on Wednesday after burning 96 % Was. Destroyed 16 houses and damaged five others.
Meanwhile, wildfires are raging in central Texas as hot, humid weather and extreme drought continue to rage in the region, officials said Wednesday.
The fire destroyed three homes and an occupied trailer at the Hays-Blanco county line, about 30 miles (48.28 kilometers) west of Austin, and blackened 1 1/4 square miles (3 1/4 square kilometers), Texas A. done.& M Forest Service spokesman Walter Flock said. On Wednesday, 60% of that fire was brought under control, he said.
A fire near Fredericksburg, 60 miles (96.56 kilometers) west of Austin, burned slightly more than two square miles (5 square kilometres) and was 25% on Wednesday, but it did not burn any homes, a statement said. According to Fredericksburg officials.