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Storm brings light rain to burned North Texas area

Apr 21, 2011 5:09:00 PM - thestate.com
With a light drizzle falling over areas west of Fort Worth where firefighters have been battling one of several wildfires burning in Texas, crews were hoping to make progress in containing one of the blazes on Thursday.

Crews have been trying to contain a week-old wildfire in the Possum Kingdom Lake area about 70 miles west of Fort Worth that has blackened nearly 150 square miles of fields and woods and destroyed at least 160 of the community's 3,000 homes.

Any rain is welcome with nearly 70 percent of Texas in extreme and exceptional drought.

Gov. Rick Perry has proclaimed a three-day period, from Friday to Sunday, as Days of Prayer for Rain in the state.

"Things are looking really good," said Haven Cook, a spokeswoman for the federal incident management team coordinating the Possum Kingdom firefight.

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