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Battle continues against West Texas wildfire

Battle continues against West Texas wildfire
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 12:34am

Crews fighting the stubborn but remote Wildcat Fire in West Texas got help from one of the biggest firefighting airplanes in the world.

A DC-10 jetliner converted to an air tanker made several drops of fire retardant on the fire north and northeast of San Angelo.

Texas Forest Service spokeswoman Nicole Hawk says the jet carries up to 12,000 gallons of fire retardant.

Hawk said there have been scattered evacuations, but none on a massive scale and no structures were reported damaged or destroyed on Tuesday.

Firefighters have the remote 250-square-mile fire just 10 percent contained.

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