More than 436907 acres burned in Texas panhandle, fires still burning

More than 436907 acres burned in Texas panhandle, fires still burning

More than 436907 acres burned in Texas panhandle, fires still burning

The Latest on wildfires in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado.

Here's what happening in each state right now.

Ducheneaux said the Dumas Complex fire is one of three reported fires totaling more than 400,000 acres in the Texas Panhandle area. One that spans two counties along Kansas' southern border with Oklahoma is the largest in the state's recorded history.

Troopers say Holt got out of the truck and was overcome by the smoke from the wildfires.

According to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, one man died from smoke inhalation in Clark County, Kansas, which according to Catherine Horner, spokeswoman with the state Division of Emergency Management, consumed more than 350,000 acres and destroyed 30 homes as of Wednesday.

Many ranchers have not yet been able to return to their land but those who did have seen the loss of herds and destruction of fencing, officials said.

Ducheneaux said the Texas A&M Forest Service Potter County Fire & Emergency Response team received a call from the Amarillo Fire Department around 2 p.m. Tuesday. She returned later that night with her adult daughter to retrieve her tractor.

"I don't know if I have a home to go home to", Wilson said at the shelter Tuesday as her daughter did her best to lighten her mood.

The Eagle reports that the 500 residents of Protection in Comanche County evacuated their homes Monday evening, and Wilson officials were also encouraging residents to leave that Ellsworth County town.

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The Starbuck Fire in Harper and Beaver counties has triggered evacuations and destroyed "numerous residences, secondary structures, livestock and other infrastructure".

Emergency crews on Tuesday struggled to contain deadly wildfires that have scorched hundreds of square miles of land in four states and forced thousands of people to flee their homes ahead of the wind-whipped flames.

"The fire essentially is contained to hot spots - trees that are on fire, things like that", Lehman said.

Three people are dead in Gray County following wildfires that burned through the night, a Gray County judge confirmed Monday morning.

The blaze jumped over both roads and requiring three planes from the Forest Service to drop water and fire retardant material to help, according to Phillip Truitt, spokesman for the Forest Service. He provided no details on their conditions Tuesday morning.

News reported a sixth fire-related fatality, a woman in Harper County, Oklahoma, who suffered a heart attack while trying to move cattle from harm's way.

Numerous wildfires are burning in Oklahoma and evacuations have been ordered in the state's northwest.

The largest of the two is the Perryton fire, which is more than 300,000 acres wide and only 5% contained.

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