Four wildfires burning across North Texas on Tuesday

Firefighters were battling four fires in North Texas as of early Tuesday.

The Texas A&M Forest Service said there were more than a dozen fires across the state due to the hot and dry conditions, but fortunately most have been contained.

Officials said there were two active fires in Hood County and two in Johnson County.

Video posted by the Johnson County Office of Emergency Management on Monday showed the retreat fire, south of Cleburne, when the it was still blazing. About 75 to 100 acres have burned.

A Texas Forest Service helicopter was used to make several water drops in the retreat subdivision. About 20 homes were threatened, but all were saved.

Another fire in Johnson County sparked Monday evening, west of the retreat. It was mostly contained as of early Tuesday. Authorities said one home burned in the 40-acre fire and 10 others were still being threatened.

Two fires in Hood County were mostly contained, officials said.

The Durango fire burned just south of Granbury. Video posted by the Granbury Volunteer Fire Department showed the Knox fire. It was about 75 percent contained and burned 60 acres.

Firefighters in Hood County said gusty winds and low humidity made fighting that brushfire even more difficult. They had a helicopter out dumping water.

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