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Texas Evacuees Return to Assess Wildfire Damage

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Texas Evacuees Return to Assess Wildfire Damage

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Texas Evacuees Return to Assess Wildfire Damage

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A house is burned to the ground in the Texroy Camp neighborhood about six miles east of Borger, Texas. Jeff Brady, NPR hide caption

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A house is burned to the ground in the Texroy Camp neighborhood about six miles east of Borger, Texas.

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An estimated 10,000 horses and cattle have died as a result of the fires in the Texas panhandle. Jeff Brady, NPR hide caption

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An estimated 10,000 horses and cattle have died as a result of the fires in the Texas panhandle.

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The charred landscape goes on for miles in an area east of Borger, Texas. Jeff Brady, NPR hide caption

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The charred landscape goes on for miles in an area east of Borger, Texas.

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The grassfires in Texas are still burning, but they didn't claim human lives or significant additional territory Wednesday. The fires have burned more than 800,000 acres since Sunday, leaving behind blackened fields, thousands of burned and starving cattle, and clouds of dust.

Fire officials spent the day watching for new fires and worrying about the wind. It was high winds on Sunday that drove two fires that eventually blackened a large area of the Texas Panhandle.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to tour the area Thursday. He has deployed more state resources, such as National Guard helicopters, to help fight the fires.