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TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas – Texas’ Mesquite Heat Fire has grown to about 5,000 acres since the blaze began Tuesday in Taylor County, the Texas A&M Forest Service reported early Thursday. The wildfire, which has destroyed at least 10 homes and prompted evacuations, is just 5% contained, according to the Abilene Reporter-News.

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Wildlife officials, first responders, reporters and residents are sharing photos of the devastation on social media. Here are some of those images:

1. Lone Star State Incident Management Team – Texas A&M Forest Service, Facebook

2. Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Facebook

3. @LaurenSierraTV, Twitter

4. @MichaelBeardWX, Twitter

5. Lone Star State Incident Management Team – Texas A&M Forest Service, Facebook

6. @hollaleigh, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdsllBLOabW/

7. @Adriana_fwt, Twitter