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Wildfire risk remains high for much of Texas in the days ahead, fire officials say

Climate change has made the Texas heat hotter and longer-lasting, enhancing drought conditions that set the stage for intense fires. More than 40% of the state is in an extreme drought.

A Texas Army National Guard CH-47 chinook helicopter passes after unloading water onto a burning field as crews battle the Eastland Complex Fire in Eastland County, on March 18, 2022 in this still image obtained from social media video.

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