This disaster hasn't broken through to wall-to-wall news coverage like other wildfires—not yet, at least—but this is still highly alarming:
Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate parts of central Texas as crews work to contain rapidly spreading wildfires.
By early Friday morning, the Eastland Complex fire, a blaze that formed Thursday after a number of smaller fires converged, had burned through more than 39,800 acres of land in Eastland County, the Texas A&M Forest Service said in an update.
Just two percent of the fire had been contained as of 5:15 a.m., the service said.
Video of the fires showed multiple conflagrations enveloping cars, fields and other landmarks and human environments:
The effects of the fire, meanwhile, could be seen as far east as Houston:
You know what to do, folks: Prayers up.
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