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Texas battles deadly Smokehouse Creek wildfire, largest in state history

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2024
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The Smokehouse Creek wildfire, now recognized as the largest in Texas history, has claimed at least two lives and crossed into Oklahoma. The Texas A&M Forest Service reports the fire is only 3% contained and has expanded to nearly 1,700 square miles after combining with another fire. “This is now both the largest and most destructive fire in Texas history,” the West Odessa Volunteer Fire Department wrote on Facebook. “It is also the second largest wildfire in U.S. history.” Two fatalities have been confirmed amidst the wildfires. Joyce Blankenship, an...

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