The latest news on the fast-growing Smokehouse Creek Fire in Texas

1:31 am ET, February 28, 2024

Videos show the fire ripping across the Texas Panhandle

From CNN's Amanda Jackson and Elizabeth Wolf

Video shows flames from a plane arriving in Amarillo, Texas, on Tuesday night in the Texas Panhandle.

CNN

Wildfires raging across the Texas Panhandle on Tuesday engulfed roads, filled the air with blinding smoke and lit up the night sky, according to video from CNN and local officials.

Video captured by CNN from the plane arriving in Amarillo, Texas, on Tuesday night showed flames all over the ground below.

As of 6 p.m., none of the fires had reached Amarillo, the fire department said said. But two hours later, the department said It and other agencies were battling the flames, which were moving toward the city on both sides of Highway 136. At the very least Three active fires Burns north of town.

Smokehouse Creek Fire in Hutchinson County on Tuesday.

Texas A&M Forest Service

The massive Smokehouse Creek fire crawls over a road in Hutchinson County, which includes the Canadian town, spewing dark smoke over dry roadside grass and brush, video He shared Texas A&M Forest Service programs on Tuesday.

“At this time crews are building fireline and structural protection at Canadian. Fire behavior is active,” the agency said.

Firefighters with Greenville Fire-Rescue shared images of the Smokehouse Creek fire near Canadian and Wheeler.

Greenville (Texas) Fire Rescue

Firefighters from Greenville, Texas, have helped put out fires near Canada and Wheeler. They filmed flames licking up the sides of a road in front of them on Tuesday.

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