Texas wildfire destroys more than 3 dozen homes

A wildfire roars through dry trees near Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. Texas and Oklahoma are in the grips of a record-setting drought, and a summer of soaring temperatures and little rain has meant the wildfire season, which usually ends in spring, didn't end this year. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

September 1, 2011 3:49:15 AM PDT
Kathy Lanpher was showing a property to a client when she heard the improbable, gut-wrenching news: A wildfire like the one that destroyed her home four months ago was threatening the nearby subdivision where she had relocated.