AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Firefighters have contained wind-driven wildfires that burned about 121,000 acres in West Texas and the Panhandle, but there is a danger of blazes breaking out in the
Texas Forest Service spokesman Lewis Kearney says lower winds have helped firefighters contain the intense blazes that began Sunday. They include a 30,000-acre fire that destroyed several dozen
homes near Amarillo, and a 40,000-acre fire that forced the evacuation of the town of Matador.
Kearney says Monday's critical areas stretch from Austin to San Antonio to Houston because of low humidity, warm temperatures and very dry conditions.