Texas nuclear weapons facility pauses as fires spread

Firefighters respond to a fire in the Texas Panhandle
The largest fire burning in the Texas panhandle has doubled in size to more than 1000 sq km. -AP

A series of wildfires has swept across the Texas Panhandle, prompting evacuations, cutting off power to thousands, and forcing the shutdown of a nuclear weapons facility as strong winds, dry grass and unseasonably warm temperatures fed the blazes.

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