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Topic: Bastrop Fires

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Subject: Bastrop Fires
Date Posted: 9/6/2011 3:22 PM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2010
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There is devastating fires going on in Bastrop Texas .  There have been 600 homes destroyed and 34,000 acres have burned .  It is raging out of control, Thereis a smaller one that started this moring also in Bastrop county Texas, burned 1000 acres so far.  The Red Cross is needing monatary contributions to help with the housing needs.  It is in NO WAY contained. They are asking for anyone with fire training to volunteer.  You can call 512-332-8856/512-332-8814.  Heavy equipment operators are also needed call those same numbers.  Just think if each family that has lost their homes has just three people in them that is over 1800 people without homes.  They have evcauated over 6,000 homes. so far, they say it WILL get worse before itr gets better.  If you can help we would appreciate it.   If you are in htis area they also need foster homes for the animals that residents were not able/allowed to get out,  This fire started on Sunday afternoon around 4pm with HIGH winds(which have now colmed down some) People who were not home when the evac orders came were not allowed back in.  Call the numbers if you can help.