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Update: Wild Strike Team Aids Central Texas Fires


Fires in central Texas resulted in the Wichita Falls Fire Department Wild land Strike Team being called down to help aid the other fire crews.

The W.F.F.D is part of the Texas intrastate fire mutual aid system.Through this program, they received a special brush truck, called a TIFMAS. This allows them to fight wildfires all across the lone star state.

This is the second time this year that they've been called out to help battle a blaze. They were called out this past August to help fight the Mason County wildfire.

During the past week, State Resources like the Wichita Falls Strike Team have responded to 106 fires.

These fires have affected a total of 25,640 acres. One hundred forty-three homes were saved across the state by firefighters, while 48 homes were lost in Bastrop Hidden Pines Fire.

The Strike Team was mobilized Wednesday, October 14th, by the State of Texas Emergency Operations Center (SOC) for operations in South Central Texas for an outbreak of wildfires in the Bastrop, Austin, and Brownwood areas.

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