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Wildfires still burning in dry West Texas

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LUBBOCK, Texas — Summer-like weather has contributed to spring wildfires still raging in parts of dry West Texas.

Texas Forest Service spokesman Alan Craft says a fire that's blackened 120,000 acres in Presidio and Jeff Davis counties was not contained Wednesday.

Craft told The Associated Press that aircraft and ground personnel were fighting the fire, which started Saturday and has burned as many as 50 homes.

The National Weather Service forecast Wednesday was partly cloudy with highs in the upper 70s in the mountains to the upper 90s along the Rio Grande, plus winds of up to 30 mph.

Gov. Rick Perry took an aerial tour of burned parts of Stonewell County on Tuesday.

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