Crews make headway against 1 Texas wildfire

Associated Press
An uncontrolled wildfire burns at the Jeff Davis and Presidio County line near Fort Davis, Texas, Sunday, April 10, 2011. A fast-moving wildfire had spread to more than 60,000 acres in Presidio County and Jeff Davis County, where it destroyed about 20 homes in Fort Davis.  (AP Photo/Billy Marginot)
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A forest service official says firefighters are making headway against a northern Texas blaze that has burned about 110 square miles of parched rolling prairie.

Texas Forest Service spokesman Alan Craft said Monday that crews battling the fire started by a welder's torch Wednesday near Swenson put in scontainment lines and that the blaze is 50 percent contained. Swenson is 175 miles west of Fort Worth.

That fire hasn't destroyed any homes. But a wildfire in West Texas that has burned 94 square miles of Jeff Davis County and destroyed 40 homes in Fort Davis continues to burn. Fire officials say that fire wasn't threatening any more homes as of Monday morning.

Wildfires have burned about 400 square miles of land throughout the state.

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