There are 879 volunteer fire departments in Texas, many of which have responded to the wildfire.
There are 114 paid fire departments.
There are 187 fire departments with volunteers as well as paid firefighters.
The state has cut its financial support to the volunteer departments by 75 pct.
P.S. Perry, who has attacked Washington for being "out of control", apparently excludes those times when the wildfires are out of control in his state. He now says he wants Uncle Sam's help for this particular emergency.