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Texas battles second-biggest wildfire in US history

Posted on AllSides February 29th, 2024
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A rapidly spreading Texas wildfire has killed one person, forced residents to evacuate, cut off power to homes and businesses, and briefly paused operations at a nuclear facility.

It has burned 1.1 million acres north of the city of Amarillo - making it the second-largest fire in US history.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 60 counties.

Dry grass, high temperatures and strong winds have fuelled the blaze, which remains 3% contained.

In Hutchinson County, one of the hardest-hit areas, public engagement coordinator Deidra Thomas told CNN...

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