Fires sweeping across Texas, firefighter killed

In this April 11, 2011 photo, structures continue to smoke and smolder in Fort Davis, Texas. Powerful winds that sent walls of flame through parched ranchland in and around the West Texas communities of Fort Davis and Midland, incinerating more than 60 homes during the weekend and killing livestock and horses, took pity by directing the fires to largely unpopulated open spaces north and east of the cities. (AP Photo/, Alberto Tomas Halpern)

April 15, 2011 10:01:40 PM PDT
Wildfires sweeping across hundreds of thousands of acres in parched Texas killed a firefighter, forced hundreds of evacuations - including an entire town - and destroyed dozens of homes on Friday, officials said.