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Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Texas fires ravage more than 1 million acres, continue to burn (Photos and video)


Smoke rises from an uncontrolled wildfire burning near Possum Kingdom, Texas. (LM Otero - AP)
Wildfires in Texas have destroyed more than 1 million acres of land across the state and continue to burn today after more than a week. A fire near the Possum Kingdom Lake has destroyed 150,000 acres of land and more than 150 homes.

Here are some photos and video of the devastating fires:


A bull tries to escape a running wildfire in Graford, Texas. (Tom Pennington - GETTY IMAGES)

Firefighter Craig Howard yells to another fire crew as they take up positions to save a house from a wildfire near Possum Kingdom, Texas. (LM Otero - AP)

Mike Warren stands in front of his house in Oak Hill, Texas after his home was destroyed in Sundays fire. (Alberto Martìnez - AP)


Damage from wildfires near Possum Kingdom Lake. (David Woo - AP)

See more photos of the wildfires here.

Watch video of the wildfires:

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