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Extreme drought, budget cuts mean difficult wildfire season

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 5:11pm

The 2011 wildfire season is turning into a difficult one, officials say.

“We’re looking at a couple of unprecedented factors,” Texas Forest Service spokeswoman Linda Moon said about the state’s extreme drought levels and earlier-than-usual wildfires.

Nearly 1 million acres of land have gone up in flames across Texas...

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