Wildfire Aftermath from Chopper 5

Chopper 5 toured damage of Montague County wildfires on April 10, 2009.

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The wildfires should die down as high winds let up.
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Bulldozers work to contain wildfires in Montague County.
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The fires have burned about 25,000 acres in Montague County, north of Bowie.
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Black smoke billows into the sky as buildings smolder.
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Highway 101 might also be shut down because of low visibility.
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One home sitting atop a hill escaped the fires, as countryside around it is left charred.
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Crews are sitting on hot spots to monitor any flare ups.
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Firefighers say all fires are mostly contained in the rural area.
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People burned out of their homes have been sheltered in Munster.
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The cities of St. Joe, Montague and parts of Bowie have been evacuated due to the blaze.
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There are still hot spots and flare ups in the area.
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Many homes and structures continue to burn today.
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This rural home is completely engulfed in flames.
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Main roads are shut down due to vast amounts of smoke in the area.
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