National Guard Joins Fight Against Texas Wildfire

Members of the National Guard joined Texas firefighters and police officers to battle the Rolling Pines Fire burning in Bastrop County, footage filmed on Wednesday, January 19, shows.

Video taken by Staff Sgt Praxedis Pineda on Wednesday shows soldiers from the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade drawing water in a helicopter for firefighting efforts.

Bastrop County residents were allowed to return home on Wednesday evening after the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management reported no damage to residential structures.

Approximately 190 personnel from local and state resources were responding to the 812-acre blaze as of Thursday, according to local officials. Credit: DVIDS via Storyful

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