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Governor Urges Arson Investigations

The governor of Texas has stepped in to authorize investigation of suspicious fires during this drought period. Governor Rick Perry has directed the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Parks and Wildlife and state Fire Marshals to work with local authorities to investigate an estimated 70 wildfires that are believed to have been started by arsonists in recent days.

As of Friday, more than 40 new fires have happened statewide destroying five homes and burning more than 2,400 acres.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.


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