Texas wildfires causing tremendous damage

Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 8:36 pm    

Fire fighters are responding to multiple wildfires across the state of Texas that are causing a great amount of damage.

The nine separate fires that the Texas Forest Service has been responding to in the last few days have together burned 16,285 acres. The largest fire is still active near Dallas-Fort Worth in Palo Pinto County. This fire alone has burned 7,500 acres, destroyed 20 homes, and has caused another 125 homes to be evacuated. It is reported that around 25 percent of this north Texas wildfire has been contained at this point.

Other wildfires are taking place in the counties of Howard, Coryell, Kimble, Sutton, Hall, Burnet, Edwards, and Menard. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, over 90 percent of the state of Texas is suffering from extreme drought conditions. The drought, combined with dead vegetation found across the state, is the cause of these fires.

If your residential property has been damaged by a wildfire and you are dealing with a denied or underpaid insurance claim, contact the Dallas wildfire damage attorneys of Smith Kendall, PLLC by calling 214-361-6124 today.