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The Texas Wildfires

The biggest wildfire in Texas history is currently burning. The Smokehouse Creek Fire in Hutchinson County has affected a total of 1,075,000 acres in Texas and Oklahoma and is 3% contained.

Since Sunday, February 25, the Texas A&M Forest Service has dealt with 56 wildfires, covering over 1,256,328 acres.

There are three other active wildfires in the Texas panhandle: the Grape Vine Creek Fire in Gray County at 30,000 acres and 60% contained; the Windy Deuce Fire in Moore County at 142,000 acres and 30% contained; and the Magenta Fire in Oldham County at 2,500 acres and 65% contained.

The risk of wildfire activity is expected to rise again in the Plains region on Saturday and Sunday due to strong winds and dry conditions.

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