Wildfires burning in three North Texas counties

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Posted on September 3, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Updated Saturday, Sep 3 at 11:03 PM

The threat of wildfires is extremely high this weekend. We've seen two new fires break out Saturday in Grayson and Fannin counties.

The fire in Fannin County has spread to about 50 acres along Highway 78 between Leonard and Bailey.

The Texas Forest Service has already done a water drop there, and some structures are threatened.

But it's the fire in Grayson County that may be the bigger threat. Burning near Naylor, west of Sherman, it's already grown to 1,000 acres.

Four homes were evacuated, but firefighters were able to keep the flames away.

One of the biggest wildfires in Texas is in Palo Pinto County at Possum Kingdom Lake, but there was  major progress to report on Saturday. Firefighters have been able to keep it 60 percent contained, and no more homes have been destroyed; in fact, 199 have been saved.

Evacuation orders have also been lifted, and people are encouraged to visit Possum Kingdom over the holiday weekend.

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