September 14, 2011 9:59 AM
Wild fires are burning rampantly in Texas. A 1,700 acre fire near Alto has tenuously been contained. The Texas Forest Service has fought 110 new fires just this past week. Over 9,000 acres have been burned across the state. Thirteen helicopters and seventeen air attack aircraft and lead planes have flown over 1,800 hours and have dropped more than 5.5 million gallons of water and fire retardant. The Texas Army National Guard has used eleven Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters to assist in fighting the fire.
Through all of the fire and damage, AAA Storage facilities in Texas have remained unscathed. The six facilities in San Antonio have escaped damage. However, fire came to within three miles of one unit near Camp Bullis. [More]