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09/19/2011

Texas' ag-related wildfire losses top $150 million this year

Texas' estimated agricultural losses from this year's wildfires have topped $150 million, the Texas AgriLife Extension Service reported today. "Additional assessment continues across the state," the service said.

Here are updated loss figures:

  • $48.1 million in timber
  • 2.9 million acres
  • 198 agricultural structures
  • 21 pieces of agricultural equipment
  • Cattle: 1,133
  • Calves: 142
  • Sheep: 19
  • Horses: 20
  • Goats: 210
  • Fence: 5,965 miles

The fence estimates are from fires on 2,500 acres or greater. The pasture estimates are from fires on 500 acres or greater.

For Texas wildfire maps and additional home, family and landowner/producer educational resources, visit the Texas Extension Disaster Education Network website and look under the “Hot Topics” tab.  For daily wildfire updates, click here.

- Scott Nishimura

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