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Above normal temperatures, combined with below average rainfall, low humidity, and high winds, have lead to an active fire season in Texas.  Since the start of the fire season, 7,807 fires have affected more than 1.5 million acres.  The fires have a variety of of causes, both natural (ex. lightning) and man-made (ex. fence welding).  With the weather conditions that have created a  “perfect storm for wildfires” expected to continue, firefighters face the tough task of bringing the numerous blazes under while trying to protect propety and life.   Here are several links about the fires in Texas: DB GR

Updated on 4/22/2011

Wildfires still raging, but ‘we are making success’

Updated on 4/21/2011

Raging fires in Texas claim a second life

Texas buring ‘from border to border”

Articles from 4/20/2011

Fires burn across Texas with no end in sight

Texas fires have destroyed more than 170 homes

Wildfires in Texas: Does the Lone State State have an arson problem?

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