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Panhandle wildfire rages through more than 1 million acres, becoming the largest in Texas

Posted on AllSides February 29th, 2024
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Sign up for The Brief, The Texas Tribune’s daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. The Panhandle fires burned through more than 1.1 million acres of land on Thursday, becoming the largest wildfire event in Texas history, according to Texas A&M Forest Service. The Smoke Creek fire alone, which broke out Monday afternoon in Hutchinson County, has surpassed the million acreage mark. It is already larger than the East Amarillo Complex fire in 2006, which blazed through 906,000 acres of land. The Smoke...

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