Todd Mission, Texas
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Texas wildfires

Todd Mission, Texas
A barn burns behind a home south of Todd Mission, Texas. (Mayra Beltran / Associated Press)
Needville
Two firefighters show their fatigue from battling a wildfire off Foster School Road near Needville, Texas. (Patric Schneider / The Courier)
Burning home
A house burns off of Texas Hwy. 21. One of the most destructive wildfires in Texas history is plowing across rain-starved grasslands now littered with hundreds of charred homes. (Ryan Edwards / The Daily Texan)
Home destroyed
Danielle Prieto, 17, sits outside a neighbor’s destroyed home after residents were allowed to return to the Steiner Ranch neighborhood of Austin, Texas. The home was one of many burned by wildfires which began to spread into the area Sunday. (Shannon Kintner / The Daily Texan)
Volunteers
A family of volunteers from Austin, Texas, helps organize and sort donated clothing outside of Ascension Catholic Church in Bastrop. The church has become one of the main relief centers for evacuees displaced by the wildfire. (Tamir Kalifa / The Daily Texan)
All that remains
Paul Sandberg at the site of the more than 30-year-old house that he built outside the city of Bastrop, Texas. Although the Bastrop county fires remained classified as “uncontained,” many residents were anxious to return to their neighborhoods and evaluate the damage. (Tamir Kalifa / The Daily Texan)
Watching helicopter drops
Gayle Armstrong takes her grandchildren to watch helicopters drop water on the fires east of Bastrop. One of the most destructive wildfires in Texas history is plowing across rain-starved grasslands now littered with hundreds of charred homes. (Ryan Edwards / The Daily Texan)
Air support
An air tanker drops fire retardant on a hot spot in an area destroyed by a wildfire at Possum Kingdom Lake. (LM Otero / Associated Press)
Overrun by fire
A table and chair is all that’s left of a home destroyed by fire at Possum Kingdom Lake. (LM Otero / Associated Press)
Surveying the damage
Palo Pinto County Sheriff Ira Mercer holds onto his cowboy hat as the wind picks up during a tour of the fire-ravaged area. (LM Otero / Associated Press)
Still burning
A power line pole and transformer smolder. (LM Otero / Associated Press)
In good hands
Mike Hester holds a cat he rescued from the fire zone. (LM Otero / Associated Press)
A repeat
A helicopter drops water on a fire near the entrance to The Cliffs Resort on the southeast side of Possum Kingdom Lake. The fire was spreading in Palo Pinto County, just four months after massive blazes in roughly the same area scorched hundreds of thousands of acres and destroyed 160 homes. (Robby Ferguson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
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