Over 3.5 million acres have burned in Texas since December thanks to drought-fueled wildfires. Bastrop County, a particularly hard hit area, was once in the middle of a 14-MILE wide fire. Residents were forced to pack up and flee, many only being able to take a few belongings with them.
FOX News Radio's Eben Brown is in Bastrop as some of those residents return to their homes:
But figuring out who has homes to return to is not an easy task. Lists of structures that burned are being provided for residents:
And just because a neighbor's house survived doesn't mean yours did, as well.
FOX News Radio's Eben Brown discovered it doesn't even matter how close the houses are:
Esther and her family left their home on Sunday, knowing there might not be anything left when they came back.
Esther's family returned to their house on Wednesday to good news: