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This past weekend, firefighters working to contain the widespread blazes in Texas received some much-needed assistance from Mother Nature in the form of rain, glorious rain.

Houston-area residents expressed relief for the half inch of precipitation, as one particularly destructive wildfire (which had already burned through 32,000 acres) was contained, along with other fires across the state. Perhaps most notably, Texas Forest Service officials reported yesterday that the Bastrop fire—which began during Labor Day weekend about 30 miles east of Austin, killing two people and ravaging at least 1,554 homes—was “95-percent contained.”

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