Authorities said on Thursday that 225 homes were destroyed by a fast-moving wildfire in the Texas Panhandle earlier this week, a figure that’s more than double initial estimates.
About 2,100 Texas Panhandle residents evacuated for days because of a wildfire are scheduled to return to their homes.
Teams of emergency officials will comb a 4-square-mile area of the Texas Panhandle to assess the damage from a wildfire and search for potential victims.
Emergency officials said that about 75 homes were destroyed, and hundreds of people have evacuated the area, after a wildfire burned near a small town in the Texas Panhandle.
Massive amounts of smoke and dust blew into North Texas overnight from the Texas Panhandle, creating problems for area firefighters and for people who walked outside.
A Baptist church in the Texas Panhandle plans to host a concealed handgun class as a community service because there is so much interest in self-defense and protecting families.
Three energy companies have announced plans to build a pipeline that would transport natural gas from Colorado to the Texas Panhandle.
Conditions were expected to be ripe for wildfires in much of West Texas and the Panhandle on Monday, with gusty winds and low humidity.
It was a devastating weekend for many in West Texas, as wildfires burned out of control, destroying homes and land and caused at least one death. A group of North Texas volunteers from the Chisholm Chapter of the Red Cross left Monday afternoon to assist those in need in the Panhandle.
Wildfires sweeping across West Texas destroyed 58 homes, forced evacuations and closed an interstate.