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Panhandle Wildfires

Texas wildfires continue growing as firefighters struggle to contain massive Panhandle blazes

The five fires have burned more than a million acres — more than double the landmass of Houston — as residents have fled or sheltered in place.

Wildfires have erupted in the Texas Panhandle this week.

Screenshot of a map of the fires raging in the Texas Panhandle taken at 8:44 A.M. on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024.

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