Wildfire Prompts Evacuations as Heat Warnings in Place in North Texas

Dozens of homes were evacuated near Possum Kingdom Lake in Palo Pinto County, Texas, on July 18, after a 300-acre wildfire broke out amid excessive heat warnings, NBC 5 reported.

Footage posted to Twitter shows a firefighting aircraft picking up water as smoke rises in the distance.

According to authorities, the fire was 300 acres and 0 percent contained as of late Monday.

The National Weather Service warned of critical fire danger for Tuesday, due to low humidity and high temperatures.

Temperatures reached highs of 112 degrees Fahrenheit (44 Celsius) on Monday, the weather service said. Credit: @AnnHd04 via Storyful

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