Texas wildfires kill two, destroy dozens of homes - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/10/09

Texas wildfires kill two, destroy dozens of homes

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The strong winds we had on the South Plains Thursday wreaked havoc on other parts of the state as well.

Friday, people in two North Texas towns are evaluating damage left after strong winds whipped wildfires across much of the parched area Thursday and overnight.

Montague County officials say at least two people died when fire overtook their home and a woman died from a possible heart attack, after calling for an ambulance in a fire near Bowie.

Several dozen homes in the towns of Sunset and Stoneburg were destroyed, with only a heap of debris and ashes remaining. Montague County is about 65 miles northwest of Fort Worth.  

More than 90,000 acres have burned across Texas the past two days, but there is some good news - rain is expected in parts of North Texas Saturday.

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