Crews Respond to 26 Wildfires Burning Across Texas

Firefighters responded to 26 wildfires across Texas on Tuesday, August 9, totaling about 1,276 acres burned, the Texas A&M Forest Service said.

Footage uploaded to Twitter shows smoke rising from a field while a helicopter flies overhead. “A quick response saves lives and property,” read a caption accompanying the post.

According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, a pilot was injured after crashing into a lake while responding to a fire in Polk County, Texas, on Tuesday, August 9. Credit: Incident Information – Texas A&M Forest Service via Storyful

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