• A burnt car sits in front of a house that has been razed to the ground as a wildfire burns out of control near Bastrop

    Texas Wildfires 2011: 2 Dead, 1,000 Homes Destroyed [PHOTOS]

    A continuous drought that has caused billions in damage to Texas' agricultural industry shows no signs of yielding any time soon, as it is feeding wildfires that have claimed two lives and destroyed more than 1,000 homes. The brush fires have kept officials with the Texas Forestry Services busy on Sunday, as they responded to 63 new fires burning on more than 32,000 acres to include 22 new large fires.