Texas wildfires: Deadly Texas blaze torches 1 million acres – the largest in state history – as more infernos rage out of control

February 29, 2024

A ‘massive wall of fire’The Smokehouse Creek Fire exploded in size – to 850,000 acres from 500,000 acres – after a sudden shift of wind direction Wednesday. Greenville Fire-Rescue firefighters drive near the Smokehouse Creek Fire as it threatens the Texas towns of Canadian and Wheeler on Tuesday. “We just jumped in the car and took off.”A satellite image shows Fritch, Texas in August 2023. Maxar Technologies Satellite images show homes in Fritch, Texas, before the wildfire (in August 2023), and after (on Wednesday). Maxar Technologies Satellite images show homes in Fritch, Texas, before the fire (in August 2023), and after (on Wednesday).