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Friday Last Day for FEMA Wildfire Assistance

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Tom Pennington, Getty Images

Tomorrow is the last day for Texas wildfire victims to register with FEMA for recovery aid.

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Firefighters Gaining Upperhand on Central Texas Wildfires

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Erich Schlegel, Getty Images

Authorities say they are up to 70 percent containment on a massive Central Texas wildfire that has consumed more than 34,000 acres and over 1,500 homes. But they also are worried that stiff winds with gusts up to 25 miles per hour this afternoon and later in the week could cause flare-ups.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Assistance Programs for Farmers and Ranchers Affected by Wildfires

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Tom Pennington, Getty Images

James Douglass, acting state executive director for Texas FSA elaborated, saying “Mother Nature has not been kind to Texas farmers and ranchers in 2011."

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Illegal Immigrants Responsible for Some Texas Wildfires

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Senator John McCain has been criticized for claiming that some of the wildfires in Arizona have been started by illegal immigrants. According to the Texas Forest Service, as far as the Texas wildfires go, he's right.

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Fire in Cochran County Threatens 1400 Homes

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Weathernow.tv

Fire reported in Cochran County, Texas near the town of Whiteface threatens over 1400 homes and structures.

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Do You Think That the Lubbock County Commissioners Should Ban Fireworks? [POLL]

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Weathernow.tv

Should Lubbock County Commissioners ban the sale and use of fireworks until we get more rain? Should the City of Lubbock still have a fireworks show? Let us know in today's LFN Poll of the Day!

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Will Disaster Declaration be Made Following President Obama’s Visit to Texas?

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Tom Pennington, Getty Images

It was announced earlier this week that President Barack Obama would be making two stops in Texas next week. My first thought? He's coming to see first hand the damage done by the wildfires. I was wrong. Read more for information on his visit and my thoughts on the wildfires after the jump.

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FSA Offers Compensation for Livestock Lost in Wildfires

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www.apfo.usda.gov

If you are an agricultural producer who has lost livestock and feed in the recent wildfires, you can apply for benefits through several programs provided by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency. Read more for details.

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Executive Director Kathy Stocco of the Lubbock Area Foundation Discusses the West Texas Wildfires on Lubbock’s First News [AUDIO]

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Executive Director Kathy Stocco joined Chad and Rex to discuss a fundraiser for firefighters fighting this West Texas blaze on Tuesday's edition of Lubbock's First News.

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South Plains Disaster Recovery Fund Launched

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Want to help out with the wildfire relief effort here on the South Plains? Find out how after the jump.

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