Wildfires Blows Texas

Possum Kingdom Lake fire in Texas alerted the fire fighter from around the country, which has been burning around nearly a week, destroying 150,000 acres of land and 150 homes and a church, according to the Texas Forest Service. The fire is one of several massive blazes across the state that firefighters were battling Wednesday morning, adding up to more than 1 million acres of land burned in a little more than a week in drought-stricken Texas. [36 Shots]

Wildfires Blows Texas

Firefighters look on as an air tanker makes a pass over a wildfire near Possum Kingdom, Texas, Tuesday, April 19, 2011. AP / LM Otero

Wildfires Blows Texas

A running wildfire threatens a home on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. Getty Images / Tom Pennington

Wildfires Blows Texas

Emergency crews battle a running wildfire that is threatning a home on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. Getty Images / Tom Pennington

Wildfires Blows Texas

San Diego County firefighter Jason Lambirth surveys a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. Getty Images / Tom Pennington

Wildfires Blows Texas

Volunteer firefighters battle a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Graford, Texas. Getty Images / Tom Pennington

Wildfires Blows Texas

Emergency crews battle a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. Getty Images / Tom Pennington

Wildfires Blows Texas

Emergency crews fly over a burned home while battling a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. Getty Images / Tom Pennington

Wildfires Blows Texas

Emergency crews battle a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. Getty Images / Tom Pennington

Wildfires Blows Texas

Federal firefighter Jesus Palencia sets a back fire while fighting a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. Getty Images / Tom Pennington

Wildfires Blows Texas

Volunteer firefighter Jason Collard prepares to fight a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. Getty Images / Tom Pennington

Wildfires Blows Texas

San Diego County firefighter Jason Lambirth surveys a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. Getty Images / Tom Pennington

Wildfires Blows Texas

Firefighter Craig Howard yells to another fire crew as they take up positions to save a house from a wildfire near Possum Kingdom, Texas, Tuesday, April 19, 2011. AP / LM Otero

Wildfires Blows Texas

A running wildfire threatens a home on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. Getty Images / Tom Pennington

Wildfires Blows Texas

A bull tries to escape a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Graford, Texas. Getty Images / Tom Pennington

Wildfires Blows Texas

Emergency crews drop a fire retardant slurry on a running wildfire to save a house on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. Getty Images / Tom Pennington

Wildfires Blows Texas

Texas State Troopers Aaron Lewis and Greg Sullivan open a gate to allow livestock to escape a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Graford, Texas. Getty Images / Tom Pennington

Wildfires Blows Texas

Firefighter Jason Lambirth, of San Diego, surveys a wildfire near Possum Kingdom, Texas, Tuesday, April 19, 2011. AP / LM Otero

Wildfires Blows Texas

Fire fighters Craig Howard, right and Jason Collard wait for radioed instructions as smoke rises from a nearby wildfire near Possum Kingdom, Texas, Tuesday, April 19, 2011. AP / LM Otero

Wildfires Blows Texas

An unidentified man sprays water on the roof of the Palo Pinto County Law Enforcement Center to help protect the building as fires approach Palo Pinto, Texas, Tuesday, April 19, 2011. Fort Worth Star-Telegram / Rodger Mallison

Wildfires Blows Texas

Damage from wildfires can be seen near Possum Kingdom Lake where homes have been destroyed in the recreational area about 70 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas on April 19, 2011. The Dallas Morning News / David Woo

Wildfires Blows Texas

New wildfires keep starting up near Possum Kingdom Lake where homes have been destroyed in the recreational area about 70 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas on April 19, 2011. The Dallas Morning News / David Woo

Wildfires Blows Texas

In this aerial photo, damage from wildfires can be seen near Possum Kingdom Lake where homes have been destroyed in the recreational area about 70 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas on April 19, 2011. The Dallas Morning News / David Woo

Wildfires Blows Texas

In this aerial photo, a new home that is under construction just missed the damage from wildfires near Possum Kingdom Lake where 32 homes have been destroyed in the recreational area about 70 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas on April 19, 2011. The Dallas Morning News / David Woo

Wildfires Blows Texas

Scorched earth and burned trees sit after a wildfire blazed through early on Monday, April 18, 2011, in Coke County, Texas. The Abilene Reporter-News / Tommy Metthe

Wildfires Blows Texas

Mike Warren stands in front of his house in Oak Hill. Texas after his home was destroyed in Sundays fire on Monday, April 18, 2011. Austin American-Statesman / Alberto Martinez

Wildfires Blows Texas

David Griffin take in the damage of his home Monday, April 18, 2011, a day after a massive wildfire in Austin, Texas. AP / April Castro

Wildfires Blows Texas

Cory Martin, left, and Jason Taggart of Santa Clara, Utah fire department watch the hilltop is a blaze in Palo Pinto County near Strawn, Texas on Monday, April 18, 2011. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram / Max Faulkner

Wildfires Blows Texas

Debris and burned trees are shown on Monday, April 18, 2011, a day after a massive wildfire ravaged the Austin, Texas, wildfire. The fire damaged at least 21 homes. AP / April Castro

Wildfires Blows Texas

Smoke rises in the air as wildfire in Coke County, Texas, burns on Monday afternoon, April 18, 2011. The Abilene Reporter-News / Tommy Metthe

Wildfires Blows Texas

A Texas Forest Service air tanker drops fire retardant near a home in Coke County, Texas, while fighting a wildfire Monday afternoon, April 18, 2011. The Abilene Reporter-News / Tommy Metthe

Wildfires Blows Texas

In an April 18, 2011 photo, volunteer Lexia Lemley prepares sandwiches for evacuees and firefighters at Graford Elementary School in Graford, Texas, where a Red Cross shelter has been set up for evacuees and firefighters. Dallas Morning News / Sonya N. Hebert

Wildfires Blows Texas

A Travis Co. Star Flight helicopter drops water on a wildfire that destroyed homes in southwest Austin, Texas on Sunday, April 17, 2011. AP / Jack Plunkett

Wildfires Blows Texas

A firefighting plane makes a drop near a destroyed house on Callbram Lane in southwest Austin, Texas, during a wildfire on Sunday April 17, 2011. Austin American-Statesman / Jay Janner

Wildfires Blows Texas

Austin firefighters work at a home that burned to the ground on Callbram Lane in southwest Austin, Texas during a wildfire on Sunday, April 17, 2011. Austin American-Statesman / Jay Janner

Wildfires Blows Texas

A wildfire flairs up on the west side of Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas, Saturday, April 16, 2011. AP / LM Otero

Wildfires Blows Texas

Trucks at a Possum Kingdom home are destroyed by the wildfires, Saturday April 16, 2011 near Mineral Wells, Texas. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram / Ron T. Ennis

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