Hutchinson Roberts and Hemphill County Fire Updates

Over a million acres have been burned in the Smokehouse Creek fire  in Hutchinson, Roberts and Hemphill counties.

The Texas A and  M Forest Service says 1,075,000 acres burned and is 3% contained.

This fire is now considered the largest fire in Texas history.

Hemphill County Emergency Management Coordinator Bill Kendall said about 40 homes were burned around the perimeter of the town of Canadian, but no buildings were lost inside the community. Kendall also said he saw “hundreds of cattle just dead, laying in the fields.”

One county extension agent estimates 5-thousand head of cattle have perished and 80% of Hemphill County has burned.

Borger officials say in Scotts Acres, around 20 homes were impacted by the fire, and Borger officials say they have five patients with fire-related injuries from Tuesday night.

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