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Texas wildfires: Bushfires burning near San Antonio are now 50% contained, firefighters say

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (KTRK) — A massive bushfire burning near San Antonio is now 50% contained, according to fire officials.

The fire broke out at Joint Base San Antonio on Saturday and has since burned more than 2,800 acres.

Officials said about 150 people had to evacuate but were allowed to return home Sunday night.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but windy conditions certainly added to its strength.

Fire danger is elevated in parts of west Texas and in the Panhandle, according to ABC13 meteorologist Kevin Roth.

Some areas have red flag fire weather warnings that are expected to increase in severity over the course of this week.

Wildfire Danger Index readings are expected to rise to dangerous levels in some parts of the state on Tuesday.

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