Second Smokehouse Creek Fire victim is identified as Texas woman who ran outside her car surrounded by fire as blaze burns 1.1 million acres

March 02, 2024

More than 1,700 square miles of the Texas panhandle has been consumed by the flames which the state's A&M First Service say are only three percent contained. Her death follows that of an 83-year-old grandmother who was identified as the first victim of what has been dubbed the Smokehouse Creek Fire. According to the National Weather Service, snowfall totals could be around two inches in the southwest Texas Panhandle, where the fires burned through. In Fritch, photos show a calf killed and burned trees by the Smokehouse Creek Fire covered in snow on Thursday. He said about 40 homes were burned around the perimeter of the town of Canadian, but no buildings were lost.