Crews battle wind-whipped wildfire in Texas Panhandle

A wildfire in the Texas panhandle.

Officials said it could be days until people would be allowed to return to their homes.  Hutchinson County LEPC

(CNN) — Firefighting crews made some headway Monday against a wind-whipped wildfire in the Texas Panhandle.

The Double Diamond Fire in Hutchinson County is now 65% contained, up from 35% earlier in the day, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.

The blaze has burned more than 2,500 acres and destroyed 131 structures.

It prompted at least 2,100 people to flee their homes, said Troy Ducheneaux of the forest service.

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