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Texas wildfires destroy at least 500 homes

Publié par carmion le 09/06/2011

Molly Hennessy-Fiske

"A massive central Texas wildfire roared through ranchland and suburbs Monday, destroying nearly 500 homes a state record for a single fire as Gov. Rick Perry appealed for federal assistance to fight at least 63 blazes throughout the drought-dried state.

"The pine forests of central and eastern Texas, the northern panhandle and the southern Houston suburbs have been hit by scores of fires that have destroyed 1,091 homes and consumed 3.6 million acres, roughly the size of Connecticut, since the fire season began in November. As the fires worsened this weekend, a woman and her 18-month-old died Sunday in a burning mobile home in Gregg County in eastern Texas.

"On Monday, wind gusts generated by Tropical Storm Lee which flooded some areas along the Gulf Coast turned devilish in several parts of Texas and fanned the state's largest and most destructive fire in Bastrop County, about 30 miles east of Austin"

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"Texas wildfires destroy at least 500 homes", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2011. Consulté le 19/02/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/texas-wildfires-destroy-at-least-500-homes