- As many as five firefighters were injured near Amarillo, Texas
- Officials: fires caused by high temperatures, dry conditions
(CNN)Fires broke out around the country Monday night, sending fire departments to fight the blazes across Midwestern states and in the swamplands of Florida. Authorities in some of the states credited high temperatures and low humidity with creating hazardous fire-prone conditions, with strong wind gusts fueling the flames. In others, officials had yet to determine the causes.