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3/15/06

3,000 Urged to Evacuate From Texas Panhandle

3,000 people are being forced from their homes as wildfires rage for a fourth day in the Texas Panhandle. Residents from the following towns in Lipscomb County are being urged to evacuate: Lipscomb, Higgins, Barton Corners, Booker, Darrouzett and Follet.

Since Sunday, fires have scorched 840,000 acres, killed 11 people and 10,000 horses and cattle. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide $3.9 million to help farmers and ranchers recover from the fires.

Governor Rick Perry plans to survey the damage Thursday.

USDA Forest Service Wildfire Map
Track active wildfires and the efforts to combat them with the USDA Forest Service Wildfire Map.

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