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Wildfires sweep across Texas, four dead

 Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Two people have died in a monstrous wildfire that raged out of control near Austin on Tuesday and had destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of people to be evacuated, officials said. The two deaths in the 33,000-acre Bastrop County Complex fire brought the death toll from Labor Day weekend fires across the state to four, including a mother and infant daughter who died in northeast Texas on Monday. Officials declined to provide details on the new deaths, other than to say they were not public safety responders.