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Wildfires destroy homes in Texas Panhandle

Michael Schumacher / The Amarillo Globe News via AP

Forest Service aircraft line up to drop fire retardant to create a fire break and stop an advancing wildfire before it roared into the West Cliff neighborhood of Amarillo, Texas on May 29.

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A Lake Tanglewood fire unit attempts to contain a wildfire near Tangle Aire in Amarillo, Texas on May 29. Two wildfires have destroyed at least 12 homes on the outskirts of the Panhandle city, Texas Forest Service officials said.

Michael Schumacher / The Amarillo Globe News via AP

Amarillo Police officers navigate heavy smoke while making door-to-door evacuations in the West Cliff neighborhood of Amarillo, Texas on May 29.

AP reports from AMARILLO, Texas:

Two wildfires have destroyed at least 12 homes on the outskirts of the Texas Panhandle city of Amarillo.

Texas Forest Service spokesman Marq Webb says the fires began burning early Sunday evening but were contained by Monday night. He says low humidity, temperatures in the 100s and high winds created favorable conditions for fires. Continue reading.