Firefighters Work to Contain Texas Wildfire

In Texas, firefighters are making progress battling a major wildfire in Bastrop County, about 35 miles southeast of Austin.

The governor of Texas declared a state of disaster in that area, after the wildfire grew to nearly 4,500 acres. That's larger than seven square miles.

Forestry officials say the fire has burned dozens of homes and other structures, and forced about 400 families to evacuate.

But the 'Hidden Pines Fire' was about 60% contained as of Tuesday morning... and firefighters say they're making good progress. But they warn the fire can still flare up because of hot and dry weather.

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