Screenshot of a map of the fires raging in the Texas Panhandle taken at 4:55 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024.
Hugh Lively sifts through the remains of his sister's home that was destroyed by the Smokehouse Creek wildfire, in Canadian, on Feb. 28, 2024.

This article was written by  CARLOS NOGUERAS RAMOSPOOJA SALHOTRA AND ALEJANDRA MARTINEZ of The Texas Tribune . This article originally appeared at :