West Texas could have used rain on Thursday night after a massive wild fire broke out near Abilene and force people out of their homes.

Fire crews are still trying to get the massive wildfire under control.

A mandatory evacuation was even issued for the small town of Rotan.

The fire has been burning for nearly a week and has burned nearly half a million acres. The dry and windy conditions have only added fuel to the fire.

Dozens of homes in the Abilene area have already burned.

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