After Arizona blaze, wildfires destroy homes in Texas

Flames spread across the east side of the Lone Star State as US firefighters fought a wind-fed blaze.

By REUTERS
June 20, 2011 09:47
A BLAZE ravaged the Gamla Nature Reserve on May 27

Gamla fire 311. (photo credit: Osnat Eitan)

Smoke filled the skies over Texas as wildfires destroyed homes in the easten part of the state.

High winds have been a challenge for firefighters battling flames in Arizona, Texas and New Mexico.

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The National Weather Service issued warnings for much of the Southwest . They say powerful gusts of wind with speeds as much as 60 miles an hour, could cause the blazes to spread faster.


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