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

Rapidly moving Texas wildfires have prompted evacuation orders in small towns and shut down a nuclear facility as strong winds, dry grass and unseasonably warm temperatures fuelled the blaze in the state's rural Panhandle.

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