Texas wildfires destroy 86 homes and most of small town – Dallas Morning News

March 19 (Reuters) – Wildfires wiped out 86 homes and a majority of the small town of Carbon, Texas, the Dallas Morning News reported on Saturday, as four fires west of Dallas burned 54,000 acres (22,000 hectares) and killed a sheriff’s deputy who was helping people flee.The four fires, designated as the Eastland Complex, have raged since Wednesday or Thursday in Eastland County, about 120 miles (190 km) west of Dallas, and were about 30% contained, the Texas A&M Fire Service said on Saturday.About 85% of Carbon, with a population of 225, was burned, the newspaper reported, publishing photos of homes that were reduced to …
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