Texas battles historic wildfires as snow covers scorched land in the Panhandle

March 01, 2024

The largest of several major fires burning in the rural Panhandle section of the state, it has also crossed into Oklahoma. “The snow helps,” said Jones, who was among a dozen firefighters called in from Lubbock to help. “They’ll have burned hooves, burned udders.”Miller said individual ranchers could suffer devastating losses. But he predicted the overall impact on the Texas cattle industry and on consumer prices for beef would be minimal. Associated Press reporters Ty O’Neil in Stinnett, Texas; Jamie Stengle in Dallas; and Ken Miller in Oklahoma City contributed.