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Panhandle Wildfires

New Panhandle wildfire emerges, forcing evacuation of tiny town of Sanford

Get the latest updates as firefighters continue battling massive fires that have burned more than 1 million acres.

A plane prepares drops retardant on the Roughneck fire near Sanford on Sunday, March. 3, 2024.

Town of Sanford evacuates as new fire emerges

Dangerous conditions expected to persist until Sunday night

Law firms lining up, pointing at downed power line

What fire “containment” really means

Identities of two killed in wildfires released

No fire growth on Friday due to favorable conditions

Abbott describes “utter devastation” in Texas Panhandle

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, center, speaks at a press conference with Nim Kidd chief of the Texas Division of Emergency Management, left, and Hutchinson County Judge Cindy Irwin, right, Friday, March. 1, 2024, in Borger, Texas.

Panhandle residents urged to “remain vigilant” as windy, fire prone conditions expected this weekend

Wildfires threaten Texas’ agriculture economy

Officials mount relief efforts, continue urging preparation and prevention

Texans still don't know the extent of damage

Record winter heat, dry air helped drive Panhandle fire risk

Smoke hangs in the Canadian River Valley south of Stinnett, Texas after multiple days of wild fires Friday, March. 1, 2024.

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