PHOTO GALLERY: Texas wildfire destroys hundreds of homes
Thursday, September 8, 2011 | 8:30 p.m. CDT
Thomas Stone looks out at billowing smoke in the distance from his residence Wednesday near Linden, Texas. Firefighters gained ground Wednesday against one of the most destructive wildfires in Texas history even as the state said the number of homes lost reached almost 800, and an elite search team set out to find any victims in the smoking ruins.
Firefighters gained ground Wednesday against one of the most destructive wildfires in Texas history. So far though, almost 800 homes have been lost and an elite search team has set out to find any victims in the smoking ruins.
Residents look at a map showing the effected area of the Bastrop wildfires at the convention center on Wednesday, in Bastrop, Texas. The fire has destroyed more than 600 homes and blackened about 45 square miles in and around Bastrop. A search team on Wednesday will begin looking for more possible victims of the fire, which has killed two people and forced thousands to evacuate.
Courtney Hughes sits in the family car as they decide where they will be spending night as residents along Kickapoo Road are under a mandatory evacuation in Waller County, Texas on Wednesday.
Two firefighters are worn out after battling a wildfire off Foster School Road near Needville, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon.
This image provided by NASA shows the view from the International Space Station of wildfires over Texas taken by astronaut Ron Ron Garan on Tuesday.
Valere Goll sifts through what remains from a fire on Wednesday outside Austin, Texas.
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