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Texas wildfire burning through 150 football fields a minute

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2024
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A series of intense wildfires that have sprung up along the Texas Panhandle are scorching hundreds of thousands of acres and growing rapidly. Five active wildfires have not yet been contained by firefighters, the largest of which is the Smokehouse Creek Fire in Hutchinson County, which is now considered to be the second-largest fire Texas has ever seen, at 500,000 acres in size. This fire was burning across 40,000 acres as of Tuesday morning and has since grown at a rate of about 150 football fields every minute, according to...

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