Many Thanks to Area Firefighters

Spectacular photos of a lot of fine people doing great work! For more information about the 294 Fire, follow Texas A&M Forest Service on Facebook & Twitter. Click here to view a map of the 294 Fire.

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Texas A&M Forest Service

Photo Courtesy of
Texas A&M Forest Service

Photo Courtesy of
Texas A&M Forest Service

Photo Courtesy of
Texas A&M Forest Service

Our firm has represented numerous families and landowners over the years in cases resulting from similar wildfires. This one hit home, literally. Many of those photos and video, and much of that hard work took place on land owned by family and fine neighbors near Goodnight, Texas. We appreciate the outstanding work of the men and women with the Texas A&M Forest Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and numerous area fire departments, many of them unpaid volunteers. And don’t forget the neighbors who pitched in.

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Texas A&M Forest Service

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Texas A&M Forest Service

Photo Courtesy of
Texas A&M Forest Service

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Texas A&M Forest Service

We are grateful for the all the people who worked so hard and all the resources expended to contain the “294 Fire.” We are thankful that the fire was contained before it reached the 24 homes that were in jeopardy. We are most thankful that nobody was hurt and no occupied structures were harmed.

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Texas A&M Forest Service

Photo Courtesy of
Texas A&M Forest Service

Photo Courtesy of
Texas A&M Forest Service

Photo Courtesy of
Texas A&M Forest Service

This fire appears to have started on the highway north of Goodnight. Approximately 15,000 acres burned. And this was just one of many wildfires this season. Please remind everyone you know to keep their butts in the car and chains off the road! I urge everyone to support their local firefighters and fire-related charities. I recommend the Kathy Ryan Rural Fire and Rescue Fund.

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Texas A&M Forest Service

Photo Courtesy of
Texas A&M Forest Service

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Texas A&M Forest Service

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Texas A&M Forest Service

If there is a bright side to this senseless destruction, it is that I got to witness some amazing work. Take a look at some of the dedicated firefighting in action.

Photo Courtesy of Joe Lovell

Photo Courtesy of Joe Lovell

Photo Courtesy of Joe Lovell

Photo Courtesy of Joe Lovell

In the state of Texas, more than 85 percent of our fire departments are volunteer, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. These men and women, your neighbors and mine, volunteer their time to help protect our communities. You never know when their next outing will be to your place.

Photo Courtesy of Joe Lovell

Photo Courtesy of Joe Lovell

Photo Courtesy of Joe Lovell

Photo Courtesy of Joe Lovell

Take a look at some of the dedicated firefighting in action:

Video Courtesy of Joe Lovell

Video Courtesy of Joe Lovell

Video Courtesy of Joe Lovell

Video Courtesy of Joe Lovell

Video Courtesy of Joe Lovell

Video Courtesy of Joe Lovell

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