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East Texas wildfires being investigated as arson

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas Forest Service officials say they are investigating an increase in wildfires they believe were intentionally set in East Texas.

Agency spokeswoman Holly Huffman said Wednesday that 94 of the more than 600 fires reported to the forest service since the start of the year were considered arsons. She said it wasn't immediately clear how those numbers compared to previous years, but forest service officials are "concerned."

Huffman said two homes were lost in the alleged arsons, along with two barns and two other structures. She said she knew of no injuries.

Forestry officials are encouraging people to contact them if they know of a fire they believe was intentionally set

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