A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Lee county through 5am Saturday. A few areas of rain and thunderstorms could still be possible through the overnight hours. While most of this should remain below severe levels, a few storms (if they can redevelop) could brings gusty winds, heavy rain, thunder, & lightning. Overall threat is diminishing through 3am.
HUNT, Texas (AP) - The Texas Forest Service says wildfires in the Texas Hill Country have burned about 6,200 acres and are threatening about 50 homes.
The fires have killed one man and injured two firefighters, one of whom is in critical condition.
Winds around 15 miles per hour and low humidity were the biggest
concern for firefighters Satuday.
But forecasters expect the humidity to fall later this evening and for temperatures to cool.
Most of the fires were at least 50 percent contained by Saturday afternoon.
Since December, wildfires in Texas have burned more than a
million acres and claimed 431 homes.
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