HOT SPOT DATA: The National Weather Service's satellites provide hot spot data from recent lightning strikes.

Even in the beginning of its mop-up stage, the Chalk Mountain fire is the priority blaze in Texas because of its proximity to power transmission lines coming from the Comanche Peak Power Plant in Glen Rose.

Firefighters from 35 different states and one from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico are still patrolling the backroads of northern Somervell and southern Hood counties. They continue to battle hot spots and make decisions about the possibility of burning out an area that still contains brush and trees that could cause a re-ignition of the fire that has burned more than 6,500 acres.


35 STATES: There are firefighters from 35 states helping extinguish the Chalk Mountain Fire.


MOONSCAPE: There are thousands of acres where the ground looks like the surface of the moon.


DESTROYED: This home was a total loss. 


BURNED FIRETRUCK: This privately owned fire truck was a complete lost after getting caught in the falmes. 


THE BRIEFING: National Weather Service incident meteorologist Glen Kendrick briefs fire fighters on weather predictions for the day.


INCIDENT COMMANDER: Mark Morales gets updates on the latest status of the Chalk Mountain Fire.