In the western part of the U.S. state of Texas because of forest fires burned 70 homes and destroyed some 45 thousand hectares of agricultural land. As reported today, local authorities, fire that raged almost all day Sunday, and helped to spread a strong gusty wind.
Smoke from fires blanketed much of the state, reduce visibility on highways. This has caused a number of accidents, one of which killed a five-year girl. Currently, some of the roads closed. Firefighters managed to localize the fire Monday morning. "Right now, the threat passed," — said the representative of the forest management Texas.