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Fires Threaten East Texas Communities

Fires in Polk, Trinity, and Jasper counties are destroying countless numbers of acres.

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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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Get The Latest Texas Wildfire Updates Here

Firefighters, members of the Texas Forest Service, and numerous volunteers were able to get the upper hand this weekend on many wildfires across our state, however, Mother Nature has another dose of dry, windy weather set for Tuesday.

Although some rain has fallen across parts of the state and more is expected in parts of East and Northeast Texas through Tuesday, Texas remains a tinderbox.

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Joe Raedle, Newsmakers
Joe Raedle, Newsmakers
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Governor Rick Perry Asks Texans to Pray for Rain

Governor Rick Perry is calling on Texans to pray for rain, as the 4th worst drought in the state’s history shows no sign of letting up, and firefighters continue battling wildfires that have charred more than one and a half million acres across the state.

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Joe Raedle, Newsmakers
Joe Raedle, Newsmakers
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Governor Rick Perry Asks Texans to Pray For Rain

Texas Governor Rick Perry is calling on Texans to pray for rain, as the 4th worst drought in the state’s history shows no sign of letting up, and  firefighters continue battling wildfires that have charred more than one and a half million acres across the state.

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County Burn Ban Extended 90 Days

Angelina County Commissioners have voted to extend the county-wide ban on outdoor burning for 90 days.  This means burning anything outdoors is illegal, and violators will be prosecuted.

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Joe Raedle, Newsmakers
Joe Raedle, Newsmakers
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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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Commentaries: Texas Wildfires + Battle Of The Alamo [AUDIO]

Jim Bell's commentaries on Texas wildfires and the Battle of the Alamo.

Listen to them after the fold.

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