Firefighters Battling West Texas Blaze In Canyon

West Texas firefighters are trying to stop a 202,000-acre wildfire from spreading out of a canyon.

STRAWN, TX - APRIL 19: A running wildfire threatens a home on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. Dozens of area homes have been destroyed in the wildfires that have been fueled by dry conditions, high winds, and low humidity.

West Texas firefighters are trying to stop a 202,000-acre wildfire from spreading out of a canyon.

The blaze started nearly two weeks ago in Presidio County and then raced into Jeff Davis County, where it destroyed about 40 homes in the Fort Davis area.

The fire grew rapidly, so a team of federal firefighters and officials from several U.S. agencies arrived to assist.

STRAWN, TX - APRIL 19: A running wildfire threatens a home on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. Dozens of area homes have been destroyed in the wildfires that have been fueled by dry conditions, high winds, and low humidity.The team's spokeswoman, C.J. Norvell, said that although the fire is 75 percent contained, it's still burning in some of that area. She said the blaze in a canyon north of Fort Davis is stubborn, so fire crews on Friday were digging lines to try to stop it.

It's among several massive wildfires scorching more than 1 million acres in Texas in the past two weeks.

Houston Chronicle