New Waverly firefighters return home

After three weeks on the fire lines as far away as the Texas Panhandle, New Waverly firefighters activated by state emergency management officials ...

August 19, 2022
2:48 AM

After three weeks on the fire lines as far away as the Texas Panhandle, New Waverly firefighters activated by state emergency management officials through the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System have returned home to Walker County. Drought conditions contributed to major wildfires across north Texas since early spring. The crew set out to assist once again in mid-July.Trained Wildland Firefighters were able to prevent the loss of more homes in a 500- acre fire along Possum Kingdom Lake with New Waverly's Type 3 Wildland Engine that carries more water, equipment and personnel than a conventional firetruck.

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