Forged in Flames: An Oral History of the Labor Day Wildfires

Central Texas was on fire: suburban neighborhoods abutting drought-stricken green spaces had provided the perfect tinder -- even the smallest spark could quick burn out of control. And on this day it had from Steiner Ranch to Delhi, Spicewood to Bastrop. These are the stories of Central Texans who lived through the Labor Day Wildfires, in their own words.

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  • Circle size represents the amount of wildfire-related events per day during the month of September. Click the circles to change date.
    State Wildfire Image Maps(Click to expand)
    Texas Homes Lost
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    Personal Stories

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