Skip to main content
Local firefighters work to contain a wildfire after it was whipped up by high winds in Pampa on March 2, 2024.
Panhandle Wildfires

As their neighbors fled, these Texas volunteer firefighters raced toward the flames

The wildfires offers a reminder that most of rural Texas is protected by volunteers. And there aren’t many of them.

Remnants of the Windy Deuce Fire between Fritch and Amarillo on Friday, March. 1, 2024.
Canadian Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Scott Brewster stands among some of the many items donated to the department. Canadian, Tx. residents were cleaning up and recovering from the massive wild fires that burned much of the northern Texas panhandle.
A plane prepares drops retardant on the Roughneck fire Sunday, March. 3, 2024, in Sanford, Texas.

Texans need truth. Help us report it.

Support independent Texas news

Become a member. Join today.

Donate now

Explore related story topics

Economy Environment State government High Plains