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Fires continue to burn and damage Possum Kingdom

Fires continue to burn at Possum Kingdom. The fire broke out Tuesday and continues to rage, threatening homes and forcing hundreds of evacuations.

The fire has already destroyed 40 homes and spread to over 7,500 acres in the area around Possum Kingdom Lake. More than 200 firefighters using air tankers, helicopters, and bulldozers have managed to contain about 40 percent of the wildfire.

Hot, dry conditions and gusting winds have hampered firefighting efforts. Damage so far has been limited to brushland and property and only a few minor injuries connected with the blaze have been reported.

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