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Wildfires Burn – No Relief in Sight

Adding to the more than 3.5 million acres that have burned in Texas this year, a relentless string of wildfires has burned more than 14 thousand acres in nine east Texas counties since the weekend.

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Jasper Wildfire Grows to 1000 Acres

You just thought the wildfires were behind us.  A new fire in northern Jasper County has grown to a thousand acres, and a second fire in the same area is big and growing.  The good news is that firefighters say the bigger fire is mostly contained -- for now.

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Wildfires Hit East Texas Economy Hard

The Texas Forest Service says the ongoing east Texas wildfires are not just burning a lot of trees and some houses.  They're also burning up a lot of money and jobs.

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Firefighters Give Thanks for the Rain, But Much More is Needed

Firefighters working record breaking fires in several east Texas counties say the rain that fell yesterday and overnight is a godsend, and they're thankful, but much more rain is needed because the fires are still out of control in many areas.

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Forest Service Blames Wildfire on Spark From Worn Wheel Bearing

The Texas Forest Service has determined that a spark from a worn out wheel bearing started the wildfire that has burned thousands of acres of forest in Polk and Trinity Counties.

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West Texas Wildfire Now 150,000 Acres and Still Out of Control

A wildfire about 70 miles west of Fort Worth is now more than twice as big as previous estimates, and the weather is making it hard for firefighters to even bring it under control.

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