Wildfire strikes Texas holiday site
Friday 02 September 2011
A wildfire in a popular Texas holiday spot has destroyed 39 homes, sweeping through the Possum Kingdom Lake area on Tuesday and Wednesday and scorching about 6,200 acres.
The wildfire is one of several burning in Texas and Oklahoma. It has turned the usually lush landscape into a blackened mess.
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