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Texas Wildfire Prompts Evacuations, Burns More Than 45,000 Acres

  • Dry weather, strong winds ignited fires across Texas
  • Residents have evacuated in some areas affected by fires
A family walks through smoke down the Arnold Blvd. frontage road after evacuating the Continental Villa mobile home park in Abilene, Texas on March 17, 2022.

A family walks through smoke down the Arnold Blvd. frontage road after evacuating the Continental Villa mobile home park in Abilene, Texas on March 17, 2022.

Photographer: Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News/AP Photo

A cluster of wildfires in Texas has damaged buildings and caused residents to evacuate their homes. 

Multiple fires near Eastland County, about 120 miles west of Dallas, have joined together into one large wildfire that has now burned more than 45,000 acres. Only 4% of the fire was contained as of mid-day Friday, officials said.