This photo is one of the 12 in a slide show at Reporternews, that features firefighters in Stonewall County, Texas. Check out the slide show, then go check out your personal protective equipment.
The Swenson fire in Stonewall County, Texas has burned 71,786 acres as of Friday afternoon. Jan Amens public information officer for the Texas Forest Service, said firefighters have not yet been successful at containing any portions of the fire. Air tankers dropped 58,000 gallons of retardant on Thursday while firefighters from 25 states have responded to help suppress the blaze.