West Texas Wildfires Continue to Burn

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wildfires have consumed about 75-hundred acres across Palo Pinto and Stephens counties.

Drought-parched grass and wind gusts have kept crews of volunteer firefighters and teams of aerial support working almost round-the-clock in the area, about 85 miles west of Fort Worth.

Traci Weaver -- a spokeswoman for the Texas Forest Service -- says the fires were about 40 percent contained by Sunday night.

No injuries or deaths have been reported thus far, but one hunting cabin was burned. Six homes threatened by the fires were saved.

This is the worst year on record for wildfires, which have already claimed nearly 2 million acres across the state since January.


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