A team of Connecticut firefighters is leaving this afternoon for Texas, to help battle wildfires there. Six members of the Connecticut Incident Management Team from Region 3 will be deployed to Merkel, Texas.
Firefighters from Randall County work to douse hot spots at one of seven homes destroyed by wildfires in Lake Tanglewood, a small community of about 1,300 southeast of Amarillo, Texas, Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. More than 25 homes were destroyed in nearby Palisades, a community very near to Lake Tanglewood. Wildfires swept across the Panhandle on Sunday when low humidity and wind gusts up to 65 mph fueled the wildfires. (Betsy Blaney/AP Photo)(Credit:Betsy Blaney/AP Photo)