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Texas Matters: Finding Grace After The Biggest Fire In Texas History

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Amanda Hartfield
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The worst wildfire in Texas history ravaged most of Bastrop County in September 2011. The blaze left many residents without homes and Bastrop County without much of its beloved Lost Pines. Thirty four thousand acres of the wooded land was torched.

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One of the victims of the fire was Randy Fritz. He has written a book about how the fire impacted his him and his family and how they learned to deal with the experience Its called “Hail of Fire: A Man and His Family Face Natural Disaster”

It’s published by Trinity University Press.

Fritz was Bastrop County’s county judge from 1991 to 94.