Possum Kingdom Lake area wildfire grows

April 19, 2011 5:40:26 AM PDT
Hot temperatures and strong winds have bolstered. Texas Forest Service spokesman Marq Webb on Tuesday morning said the lake-area wildfires, originally thought to have burned more than 63,000 acres, could potentially be twice as big.

Webb told The Associated Press that more losses happened Monday night, but he could not immediately provide numbers. The agency originally reported at least 32 homes destroyed in the recreational area about 70 miles west of Fort Worth.

The National Weather Service predicted highs Tuesday in the mid-90s for the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with wind gusts of up to 35 mph, but a chance for evening thunderstorms.

Webb warned against outdoor burning statewide.

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