Firefighters hope to gain ground on Texas wildfires Saturday
March 20, 2022
EASTLAND, Texas (AP) — Fire crews in Texas hope to make progress Saturday against a massive complex of wildfires that have killed one person and burned at least 50 homes, officials said.
Winds were expected to diminish on Saturday, raising hopes for the attack on the flames, said Angel Lopez, a spokesman for the task force attacking the wildfire complex near Eastland, about 120 miles west of Dallas.
However, gusty winds were expected to return Sunday, again raising the wildfire threat to critical levels in western and central Texas, he said.
At a news conference in Eastland, Gov. Greg Abb...