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Wildfires continue in Texas

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Emergency crews drop a fire retardant slurry on a running wildfire to save a house on April 19, in Strawn, Texas.

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A running wildfire threatens a home on April 19, in Strawn, Texas. Dozens of area homes have been destroyed in the wildfires that have been fueled by dry conditions, high winds, and low humidity.

 

AP reports: Five fires have burned at least 100,000 acres each in Texas in the past two weeks. Most of the state is in extreme drought, and wildfires in the past week alone have burned more than 1,000 square miles of parched Texas ranchland — an area that combined would be the size of Rhode Island.

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