"Calmer Winds Give Hope in Texas Wildfires; Another Death"

"Calmer winds and higher humidity on Wednesday gave the army of firefighters battling several major blazes in north and west Texas hope of halting the worst wildfires in the state's history.

Texas is burning from 'stem to stern,' said spokesman Marq Webb, and the change in weather is welcome in the fight against fires that have scorched more than 1.5 million acres.

A second volunteer firefighter died from injuries sustained while battling the Texas wild fires, a Lubbock hospital official said on Wednesday."

Jim Forsyth reports for Reuters April 20, 2011.

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