There was a lot of heat in Texas this July and it wasn’t just from the weather.
Wildfires, a pipeline explosion and a flaming wind turbine all made headlines last month.
Trending videos, provided by Storyful, show a range of different headlines from July, including a waterspout and a “smokenado.”
A pipeline explosion ignited a fire in Fort Bend County on July 7. A representative with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said no injuries were reported from the incident. The department said it would take “some time” for the pipeline company to close the line “and for the remaining gas to burn off,” according to Storyful.
Chalk Mountain Fire
The Chalk Mountain Fire in Somervell County started on July 18. As of August 2 the fire, which was 6,755 acres at it’s largest point, was 93% contained.
A “smokenado” was spotted on July 20 as the Chalk Mountain fire burns in the background. At least 16 homes were destroyed and five others were damaged by the fire. This footage was shot near Glen Rose.
Wind Turbine Catches Fire
Large rings of smoke were seen billowing from a wind turbine that caught fire on July 22. Brent Havins was working on a cell tower in the area when he saw a lightning bolt hit the turbine, causing the fire.
A waterspout was reported over Sabine Lake in Port Arthur on July 22. The National Weather Service issued a special marine warning on the day the spout was caught on video.
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