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Wildfires merge in Texas, now state’s largest blaze in history

Posted on AllSides February 29th, 2024

By Sean Murphy and Jim Vertuno | Associated Press STINNETT, Texas — A dusting of snow covered a desolate landscape of scorched prairie, dead cattle and burned out homes in the Texas Panhandle on Thursday, giving firefighters brief relief in their desperate efforts to corral a blaze that has grown into the largest in state history. The Smokehouse Creek fire grew to nearly 1,700 square miles (4,400 square kilometers). It merged with another fire and is just 3% contained, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. Gray skies loomed over...

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