Texas panhandle wildfire 35% contained

A Texas Panhandle wildfire that has destroyed homes is 35% contained, a fire official said Monday.

About 2,200 acres are threatened, and 2,100 people remain evacuated, said Troy Ducheneaux with the Texas A&M Fire Service.

Crews have not yet made aerial drops, Ducheneaux told CNN Monday morning.

Earlier, Danny Richards, coordinator for the Hutchinson County Emergency Management, said a cold front was raising humidity and helping firefighting efforts.

The wildfire started late Sunday afternoon and was driven by strong, shifting winds. The cause has not been determined.

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