Central Texas wildfires News

Philadelphia Insurance Cos. Employees Plant Trees in Wildfire-Devastated Texas Park

Fifty Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) employees are supporting the company’s efforts to plant 80,000 trees for the third consecutive year through a two-day project near Austin, Texas. Employees have finished their second day of planting in Bastrop State Park as …

Central Texas Now Has Air Tanker Base to Help Fight Wildfires

State Rep. John Cyrier (Lockhart) announced the establishment of a portable air tanker base at Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) capable of equipping large, Type 1 air tankers to drop fire retardant during wildfire events in Central Texas and surrounding …

Central Texas Utility Sues Tree Trimmer Over Fires

A $35 million lawsuit filed by a utility alleges a tree-trimming company failed to properly maintain vegetation before 2011 Central Texas wildfires destroyed nearly 1,700 homes. The lawsuit filed by Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative names Asplundh Tree Expert Co. of Willow …