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Texas wildfires: 1,000 homes lost says Rick Perry

Firefighters in the US state of Texas are continuing to tackle dozens of wildfires that have engulfed homes and prompted evacuations.

They hope calmer winds will help them control the fires, which started on Sunday.

The state governor, Rick Perry, has interrupted his presidential election campaign to return to Texas.

He said there were more than 1,000 homes that had been lost by in the flames.

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