ROBERT LEE, Texas (AP) Fire officials kept watch Tuesday on a wildfire threatening this town of 1,500 people, but evacuated residents were allowed to return.
Wildfires across the state, mostly in west Texas, since Monday have charred nearly 390 square miles about 250,000 acres. The largest was a 219-square-mile blaze some 50 miles west of Robert Lee, and officials expect that number to be revised upward once assessments can be made, said Anne Jeffery, an information officer for the Texas Forest Service.
Officials were monitoring a roughly 30-square-mile fire that threatened Robert Lee, about 250 miles southwest of Dallas. While residents were allowed to return, schools remained closed Tuesday.