Category: State News

As Wildfires Rage Through Panhandle, Fritch Residents Seek Respite At Church

As wildfires ravage Texas, families like the McBrooms and Cogswells face the heartbreaking reality of losing their homes and belongings. With the largest wildfire in Texas history claiming over 1 million acres and two lives, residents of the Panhandle are left scrambling for shelter and support. Despite the devastation, communities come together, seeking solace in each other’s company and finding strength to rebuild.

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State Calls For Investigation Into Cause Of Texas Panhandle Wildfires

As firefighters battle the Smokehouse Creek fire, the largest in Texas history, Governor Greg Abbott stated that its cause, which has burned over 1 million acres, is under investigation. Authorities are working to determine the origin of the fire, with attorneys asking a utility company to preserve a fallen utility pole near the suspected start point. Xcel Energy, the utility company, has pledged to cooperate with officials in their investigations.

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Firefighters Rush To Subdue Deadly Panhandle Wildfire Before Dangerous Conditions Return Saturday

A blanket of snow and rain has helped firefighters slow the spread of Texas Panhandle’s largest wildfire, which has consumed over 1 million acres and claimed two lives. However, with gusty winds and low humidity predicted for the weekend, firefighters are racing against time to contain the blaze before conditions worsen. Governor Greg Abbott is heading to the region to assess the firefighting efforts and ensure resources are available for affected communities.

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Texas Wildfires: How To Help And How To Stay Safe

Wildfires raging through the Texas Panhandle have consumed over 1 million acres of land, marking the state’s largest fire on record. With two casualties, injured firefighters, and numerous evacuations, Governor Greg Abbott has declared a disaster for 60 affected counties, deploying additional resources to combat the blaze. As the fires continue to spread despite cooler temperatures and snow, residents are urged to stay informed, follow safety guidelines, and support relief efforts for those impacted.

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