Smokehouse Creek Fire in Texas explodes to become second-largest wildfire in U.S. history after burning 1.1 million acres

April 16, 2024

Multiple vehicles and multiple residences are seen destroyed by the Smokehouse Creek Fire in Canadian, Texas, on Feb. 29, 2024. At least two people have died in the Smokehouse Creek Fire. — Texas A&M Forest Service (@TXForestService) February 28, 2024The Forest Service said the Smokehouse Creek Fire is part of a multi-day wildfire outbreak across Texas and Oklahoma. The blaze has grown to more than 850,000 acres since igniting Monday, making it the second-largest wildfire in Texas state history. The Smokehouse Creek Fire has burned more than 31,000 acres in Oklahoma as of Thursday, according to Oklahoma Forestry Services.