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Texas wildfire impacts panhandle cattle ranches, prompting evacuations

Flower Mound firefighters respond to a fire in the Texas Panhandle. (Flower Mound Fire Department via AP)
Flower Mound firefighters respond to a fire in the Texas Panhandle. (Flower Mound Fire Department via AP)

Fires burning north of Amarillo have blackened more than half a million acres in the Texas panhandle. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a disaster declaration for 60 counties.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd gets the latest from KERA reporter Brad Burt.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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