Wildfires Rage in Texas; Thousands Evacuated

Firefighters try to control at least 63 wildfires across the Lone Star state -- including one that has destroyed nearly 600 homes in Central Texas -- as thousands of evacuees take shelter.

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    Sept. 7: A building in Bastrop, Texas, is left in ruins after being torched in a wildfire.
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    Sept. 7: A field in Bastrop, Texas seen after being hit by the wildfire.
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    Sept. 7: A charred tree is seen in a field in Bastrop, Texas, after a wildfire raged in the area.
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    Sept. 7: An area destroyed by wildfire surrounds a water tower in Bastrop, Texas.
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    Sept. 7: Homes destroyed by wildfire are seen in Bastrop, Texas. 
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    Sept. 7: Smoke from a wildfire hangs over a field of cattle in Bastrop, Texas.
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    Sept. 7: Donated supplies for firefighters at the wildfire command post in Bastrop, Texas.
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    Sept. 7: Children's thank you notes to firefighters staying in a shelter in Bastrop, Texas.
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    Sept. 6: Tammy Heath spreads dirt on the smoldering ground in an attempt to keep a fire from jumping a fire break in Linden, Texas.
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    Map locates current wildfires in Texas and surrounding states
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    Sept. 5: The chimney of a house remains standing as the rest of the building burns to the ground near Bastrop, Texas.
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    Sept. 6: A Cushing, Texas, firefighter approaches a section of the front line of a massive wildfire  near Lilbert, Texas.
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    Sept. 6: A volunteer firefighter uses a rake to extinguish flames on the front lines of a massive wildfire near Lilbert, Texas. The Texas Forest Service reported the fire, which started Sept. 4, 2011, had consumed more than 2,600 acres as crews continued to battle the blaze.
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    Sept. 6: Willie Clements surveys his fire-destroyed home in Bastrop, Texas. Clements lost his home to fires Monday. More than 1,000 homes have burned in at least 57 wildfires across rain-starved Texas, officials said Tuesday.
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    Sept. 6: Car collector John Chapman surveys the losses at his home in Bastrop, Texas. Chapman lost more than 175 cars to the wildfires.
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    Sept. 6: Sisters Laura, left, and Michelle Clements survey their fire-destroyed home in Bastrop, Texas. The Clements lost their home to fires Monday. 
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    Sept. 6: Flames from a gas pipe continue to burn at a home that caught fire when wildfires swept through the area in Bastrop, Texas.
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    Sept. 6: Hayden Wilhelm sprays water on hot spots at a neighbors home that burned when wildfires swept through the area in Bastrop, Texas.
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