Evacuations were ordered in portions of Texas as wildfires are blazing across the state.

Multiple wildfires merged into what the Fire Department called a “complex” near Eastland, some 120 miles west of Dallas.

By Friday morning, the fires had scorched an area of 162 square miles, according to Texas A & M Forest Service.

It was only 2% contained, and fires burned through thick bushes and on grassy areas.

Other minor fires have been blazing in other parts of Texas, and Thursday’s low humidity and high winds created an ideal scenario for the flames to rapidly get out of control.

Texas A & M Forest Service warned about wildfire outbreaks because of the guidance this week.

There were no injuries by Friday morning.

A nursing home in Rising Star has been evacuated and residents have been taken to a community centre, Eastland County Today reported.


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Texas Ranger Division

The Texas Ranger Division, commonly called the Texas Rangers and also known as “Los Diablos Tejanos”—”the Texan Devils”, (wikipedia)