AUSTIN, Texas — A weekend tribute to Texas firefighters has been canceled because the honorees are busy battling wildfires.
A spokeswoman with the Texas Wildlife Relief Fund says the group's ceremony, scheduled for Sunday on the steps of the Texas Capitol, has been canceled.
Kelsey Coleman told The Associated Press that the people being honored, volunteer firefighters, are working to put our wildfires.
The nonprofit Texas Wildfire Relief Fund has been working to raise money for volunteer firefighters whose resources have been drained during the wildfire season.
The Texas Forest Service says wildfires since November have burned at least 3.5 million acres, including destroying nearly 1,400 homes this week in Bastrop County.
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