Dry, windy conditions fuel
Blazes have destroyed 6 homes, killed one man and blackened 6,200 acres
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Nick Harrison, a spokesman for the Texas Forest Service, said the low humidity and extremely high wind created hazardous conditions in south-central
Crews worked Saturday to contain a 1,700-acre fire in
A blaze that charred 1,000 acres in Montague County just south of the Oklahoma-Texas state line was "in cleanup stages" Saturday, a sheriff's department spokeswoman said.
No structures were threatened by that fire on Friday and no evacuations were ordered, said Wendy Davis of the Montague County Sheriff's Department. No injuries were reported.
Two other fires Friday charred more than 3,500 acres of grass in
One of them, a 2,500-acre fire that destroyed six homes in
However, firefighters had made little progress containing the second fire, which had covered more than 1,000 acres and destroyed two outbuildings near
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