Texas wildfires

Associated Press
U.S. Forest Service officials talk with local firefighters and county leaders about the wildfire outlook following a news conference at the Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras, N.M. on Thursday, April 26, 2012.  Federal officials expect the 2012 season to be just as active as last year, when historic fires charred hundreds of square miles across parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

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More than 1,000 homes have burned in at least 57 wildfires across rain-starved Texas, most of them in one devastating blaze close to Austin that's still raging out of control.

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