Texas, Gov. Rick Perry asks Obama for federal assistance.
Texas Blaze Destroys Hundreds of Homes — A Texas wildfire burns out of control in Bastrop State Park on Monday. The massive blaze — one of many that have popped up amid a severe drought in the state — has burned over 14,000 acres and destroyed nearly 500 homes.
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The smoke from the fires is blowing through my town today =/. It’s very thick.