Crews Getting a Handle on PK Fires

PK Complex now 83 percent contained, forest service says

Rainy conditions have helped crews battling wildfires in North Texas do more to control the stubborn blazes.

The Texas Forest Service said Monday that the Possum Kingdom Lake wildfires are 83 percent contained.

The Possum Kingdom Complex, which was made up for four different fires, scorched nearly 127,000 acres. At least 167 homes and two churches were destroyed in the wildfires.

Meanwhile, the agency reported 75 to 80 percent containment on the West Texas Trans-Pecos Complex north and west of San Angelo, where forecasters had been worried that dry, windy weather would create ideal conditions for wildfires on Tuesday.

More than 840 wildfires have consumed more than 2,000 square miles across Texas this year, destroying 402 homes.

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