Smokehouse Creek fire: largest in Texas, 2nd largest in US

The Guardian US March 1, 2024, 10:00 PM UTC

Summary: The Smokehouse Creek fire has burned over 1m acres in Texas and Oklahoma, making it the largest wildfire in Texas and the second-largest in US history. Two women and numerous cattle have died, along with destruction of farmland, homes, and businesses. Dry conditions and strong winds have fueled the fire, with 15% containment. Climate change may be a factor. Critical fire weather conditions are expected over the weekend.

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