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Wildfires scorch over 1,000 square miles in Texas

Tommy Metthe / Reporter-News via AP

A Texas Forest Service air tanker drops fire retardant near a home in Coke County, Texas, while fighting a wildfire Monday afternoon, April 18.

Tommy Metthe / Reporter-News via AP

A firefighter lights a back burn to prevent a wildfire from jumping the highway in Coke County, Texas, on Monday, April 18.

Tommy Metthe / Reporter-News via AP

Smoke rises in the air as the wildfire in Coke County, Texas, burns on Monday afternoon, April 18.

Tommy Metthe / Reporter-News via AP

Scorched earth and burned trees are all that are left standing after a wildfire blazed through early on Monday, April 18, in Coke County, Texas.

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