Air resources called in for Hard Castle Fire

Editor: Shannon Cottongame July 14, 2022 The Texas A&M Forest Service assisted Bosque County firefighters as they worked to contain the 500+ acre Hard Castle Fire near Walnut Springs over the weekend. Boaters on Lake Whitney were warned to avoid areas where aircraft were scooping water from the lake to drop on the scene. The … Continue reading Air resources called in for Hard Castle Fire

Fire department seeks volunteers

Reporter: Ellie Mahan March 30, 2022 The Whitney Fire Department has 12 volunteers and would love to welcome about six more to the team. For information about how to become a volunteer firefighter, call the fire station at 254-694-2444. Other fire departments throughout the area are also facing an increase in calls and a shortage … Continue reading Fire department seeks volunteers

VFDs urging caution as grass fire calls increase

Editor: Shannon Cottongame March 16, 2022 Persistent dry conditions for the past several months have led to an increase in grass fires throughout Hill County and the area, prompting local firefighters to ask residents to refrain from outdoor burning until conditions improve. According to reports from Hill County Emergency Services District 1, area fire departments … Continue reading VFDs urging caution as grass fire calls increase