My cousins, David & Matt, have 125 acres w/camp near Colmesneil (east
TX, north of Woodville, west of Sam Rayburn Lake). We often go out
there on weekends, just to get away. This past week Matt was out
there and reported a forest ranger spotted some arsonists, called for
backup and the pursuit was on. Shots were fired and one ranger was
run over and killed. The arsonists were captured.
Part of David's property was burned and the forest service had to doze
through the property to help extinguish the fire and keep it from
spreading. David lives in Houston and is to drive up this weekend, to
check out the damage. I may drive over to meet him.
Matt also reported the area got about 2" of rain from TS Lee, which
helped quench the brunt of some of those fires in east Texas.