Months of drought conditions have left Texas and Oklahoma
dangerously dry. Entire towns have already been wiped off
the face of the earth by grassfires. Statewide, fireworks
and brush burning are banned.
Today I spotted smoke and drove across town to the scene of
a massive grassfire near Bulverde and Evans Rds.
Sixteen volunteer fire companies, the San Antonio Fire Department,
and water-dropping Blackhawk helicopters from the State of Texas
are currently trying to contain hundreds of burning acres.
The Fossil Ridge subdivision in being evacuated.
After following Channel 12's remote news truck to the scene,
the SAPD turned us amateurs away.
Next, I drove further into the hill country north of the fire.
This shot was taken from inside of a hillside home that's
under construction. (I guess I just didn't see the No Trespassing
signs.) The fire is ten miles away, so as you can see it's a big one.
The situation isn't helped by the 18mph sustained winds.