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Official: 39 homes destroyed by North Texas wildfire racing through popular vacation area
POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE, Texas (AP) ' A Texas Forest Service official says a fast-moving wildfire in a popular North Texas vacation area has destroyed 39 homes.
Forest Service spokesman John Nichols says the fire that started Tuesday afternoon in the Possum Kingdom Lake area had scorched about 6,200 acres by Wednesday afternoon. He says nine recreational vehicles have also burned.
The wildfire is one of several blazes burning in Texas and Oklahoma. It has turned the normally lush landscape into a blackened mess. Several communities have been evacuated as the fire rages.
The Texas Forest Service says the fire is about 25 percent contained and up to 400 homes are still threatened.