Environmental problems caused by fires
October 14, 2008
The Associated Press reported that a 750 acre fire has caused environmental hazards for approximately 1,200 residents.
1,200 people were evacuated from their homes near the scene of the environmental hazard, and a firefighter and a resident reported minor breathing problems.
The fire and environmental hazard was being contained by firefighters, but some suspect that powerful Santa Ana winds moving in later Sunday evening may cause further problems.
The fire was 20% contained near the Wildlife Waystation, an animal sanctuary in the area, but the facility was moving its animals in case the environmental hazard threatened the facility.
Environmental hazards such as widespread fires in Texas could cause Texas environmental injury and evacuations.