Texas Blaze Destroys 1,000 Homes
The wildfire currently raging in Texas’s Bastrop County near Austin is the single worst blaze in the state's history: it has burned 1,000 homes so far, more than any previous fire in the state. The fire—one of at least 63 currently burning in the state—has scorched 100,000 acres so far, fueled, in part, by strong winds from Tropical Storm Lee. Gov. Rick Perry returned from presidential campaigning to offer assistance and said he would seek a federal-disaster declaration.