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Wildfires wipe out 86 homes and a majority of the small town of Carbon, Texas as four fires west of Dallas burn 54,000 acres and kill a sheriff’s deputy

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A series of wildfires ravaging Texas since late last week have destroyed 86 homes, with one of the blazes reducing nearly an entire town to ash, Your Content has learned.

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Eastland Complex Fire destroyed 86 homes and wiped out the majority of the small town of Carbon since spreading last Thursday.

The four fires have burned 54,000 acres over the weekend and are only about 30% contained, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.

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On Thursday, Eastland County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Deputy Barbara Fenley died helping resident escape the blaze.

On Friday, Governor Greg Abbott declared a disaster in the 11 counties hardest hit by wildfires after confirming that at least 50 homes had been destroyed,‘according to NBC News.

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