Hot, dry weather stokes raging Texas wildfires

WIth mile rising from a wildfire in the background, a state trooper drives along a road in Fort Davis, Texas, Sunday, April 10, 2011. A fast-moving wildfire had spread to more than 60,000 acres in Presidio County and Jeff Davis County, where it destroyed about 20 homes in Fort Davis. (AP Photo/Billy Marginot)

April 10, 2011 6:43:07 PM PDT
Firefighters on Sunday continued battling out-of-control wildfires scorching nearly 400 square miles across the state, including a West Texas blaze that narrowly missed a historic frontier Army cavalry fort and one of the world's leading astronomical research facilities.