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Grass Fires Burn More Homes in Drought-ravaged North Texas

Fred Jackson, 67, checks the mailbox at his burned down home, Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in Balch Springs, Texas. 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. (Elias Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
Fred Jackson, 67, checks the mailbox at his burned down home, Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in Balch Springs, Texas. 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. (Elias Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
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(AP) -- A grass fire spread to at least nine homes in a rural North Texas subdivision Tuesday, marking the second such damaging grass fire spread in the drought-ravaged region in as many days.

The fire in the rural Rendon community, 11 miles (17 kilometers) southeast of Fort Worth, came one day after a grass fire spread into a subdivision in Balch Springs, a Dallas suburb.