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Rain Finally in Forecast for Texas Areas Scorched By Fires

Members of the Carbon Volunteer Fire Department pass through a rural Eastland County, Texas, intersection while fighting the Kidd Fire, Saturday, March 19, 2022. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
Members of the Carbon Volunteer Fire Department pass through a rural Eastland County, Texas, intersection while fighting the Kidd Fire, Saturday, March 19, 2022. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
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Eastland, Texas (AP) -- Wildfires continued to scorch parts of Texas on Monday, and a storm system moving through could bring much-needed rain but also strong winds, forecasters said.

The fires were already blamed for the deaths of two firefighters — one in Texas and one in Oklahoma. The largest of the fires, known as the Eastland Complex, had burned nearly 85 square miles (220 square kilometers) in an area around 120 miles (193 kilometers) west of Dallas and was 30% contained as of Sunday.