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Panhandle Wildfires

Wildfires ravage cattle country, threatening Texas’ agriculture economy

Texas wildfires have consumed acres of agricultural land, killing thousands of livestock, destroying crops and exacerbating challenges lingering from last year’s drought.

Don Gourd watches hay be loaded onto his trailer to take to neighbors affected by the Smokehouse Fire Friday, March. 1, 2024, in Borger, Texas.

Pierson Sparks unloads hay at a donation site Friday, March. 1, 2024, in Borger, Texas.

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