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Smokehouse Creek Fire Kills 2 as It Grows to Texas’s Largest Wildfire, U.S.’s 2nd Largest

HeadlineMar 01, 2024

In the Texas Panhandle, at least two people have been killed as the Smokehouse Creek Fire continues to rage. On Thursday, it merged with another wildfire, becoming the largest-ever fire in Texas history and the second largest in U.S. history as it spreads into Oklahoma. The flames have engulfed over 1 million acres, razing entire neighborhoods to the ground. It’s just 5% contained. The climate crisis is making wildfires more frequent and more devastating. Greenpeace said, “As the largest oil driller and producer in the United States, oil companies in Texas are literally fueling the flames on their doorstep.”

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