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Official: Grass Fire Torches as Many as 20 Dallas-area Homes

Firefighters from multiple departments work on putting out hot spots when a nearby grass fire burned several homes in Balch Springs, Texas, Monday, July 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Firefighters from multiple departments work on putting out hot spots when a nearby grass fire burned several homes in Balch Springs, Texas, Monday, July 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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Dallas (AP) -- A grass fire apparently sparked by a mower swept about 300 yards across a tinder-dry open field to a suburban Dallas subdivision Monday, burning through wooden fences and torching as many as 20 homes, officials said.

The blaze in Balch Springs was the latest in drought-stricken North Texas, which has been vulnerable to explosive wildfires for at least two weeks.