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X marks the spot: Charred crossroads near Bastrop, Texas

William Luther / San Antonio Express-News via AP

Fire damage is seen in an aerial image taken over the wildfires in the Bastrop, Texas area on Sept. 6.

William Luther / San Antonio Express-News via AP

A few trees remain standing amid the devasation caused by wildfires in the Bastrop, Texas area on Sept. 6.

msnbc.com reports:

The 34,000-acre Bastrop County Complex fire, which has forced the evacuation of about 5,000 people in the rural community, was about 30 percent contained Wednesday thanks to the easing of winds from Tropical Storm Lee, which fanned flames over the weekend.

"Even though the fuels are critically dry, the grass is dry and the relative humidity is still pretty low, they were able to take advantage of lower winds," said April Saginor, public information officer for the Texas Forest Service. Read the full story.

See more images of the Texas wildfires in our slideshow.