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Texas wildfires rage in one of worst outbreaks in history – what we know

Posted on AllSides February 29th, 2024
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At least one person has died in the Smokehouse Creek fire, as firefighters struggle to contain the blaze. The Texas Panhandle region of the state’s 26 northernmost counties is being ravaged by a series of what may soon become the state’s worst wildfires in recorded history. Here’s what we know so far about the wildfires, which have also spread to parts of Oklahoma, and are destroying homes and forcing residents to evacuate. When did the fires start and how have they spread? Multiple wildfires started on Monday afternoon and spread...

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