Smokehouse Creek Fire, second-largest in U.S. history, merges with another to stretch across huge swath of Texas Panhandle

March 01, 2024

Multiple vehicles and multiple residences are seen destroyed by the Smokehouse Creek Fire in Canadian, Texas, on Feb. 29, 2024. At least two people have died in the Smokehouse Creek Fire. "Where the fire was, I figured I was alright," said Jerry Harrah of Fritch, which is located in the center of the Texas Panhandle. There are at least five active wildfires throughout the state, with the Smokehouse Creek Fire being the largest by far. — Texas A&M Forest Service (@TXForestService) February 28, 2024The Forest Service said the Smokehouse Creek Fire is part of a multi-day wildfire outbreak across Texas and Oklahoma.