Texas Fires Destroy Hundreds of Homes
"Firefighters battled raging wildfires across Central Texas for a second day Monday as wind-driven flames continued their relentless march through hundreds of homes and across thousands of acres."
"With most homeowners unable to survey their property, the scope of the disaster — perhaps the worst of its kind in the region's history — was not fully known by late Monday as officials struggled to provide a complete count of the number of lost structures.
Their efforts to reach a tally also were hindered as new fires continued to break out throughout the evening.
No one had been seriously injured.
But in hard-hit Bastrop County, about 30 miles southeast of Austin, authorities raised early estimates of the number of destroyed homes from 300 to nearly 500."Source: Austin American-Statesman, 09/06/2011