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About 120,000 acres burn in Texas wildfires


AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - About 120,000 acres have burned in West Texas as the wind eased and crews brought all of the fires under control.

Lewis Kearney (KAR-nee) with the Texas Forest Service said Tuesday that firefighters were putting out hot spots. He says the high fire danger continues throughout the week, but is much improved since wildfires broke out on Sunday.

Kearney told The Associated Press that lighter winds Monday help with firefighting efforts.

He says the Texas Forest Service responded to fires that blackened about 120,000 acres, but the number could go higher when volunteers file their reports on blazes they fought.

The agency says 146 of the state's 254 counties have burn bans in place.