2 Dead in Texas Wildfires; Flames Recede
But blazes seem to be dying down: firefighters
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2009 12:44 PM CDT
Flames illuminate a storage tank as a grass fire moves through Choctaw, Okla., last night.   (AP Photo)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – Two people have died after wildfires in Texas engulfed their property, CNN reports. Matt and Cathy Quinn are so far the only fatalities reported from fires that burned parts of Texas and Oklahoma yesterday. Matt Quinn was a former reporter for WFAA-TV, a local news station. The wildfires are petering out today, officials said, as winds die down, but they continue in some areas.