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A man watches as smoke from a wildfire rises into the sky. (credit: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

A man watches as smoke from a wildfire rises into the sky. (credit: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

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DALLAS (AP/CBSDFW.COM) - State and local firefighting forces are scrambling to meet another day of wildfire challenges brought by tinder-dry conditions and gusty winds across much of Texas.

In the words of Texas Forest Service spokesman Marq Webb on Sunday, “It’s not pretty.”

He said a complex of wildfires 70-80 miles west of Fort Worth around and south of Possum Kingdom Reservoir had destroyed more homes Sunday. He had no estimate, but 31 had been destroyed as of Saturday night. Subdivisions in the area, as well as the towns of Caddo and Strawn, were evacuated.

After relatively mild winds on Saturday allowed firefighters to make gains on the wildfires, winds intensified to 20-25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Webb said that gave new life to some previously contained fires.

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