Texas battles historic wildfires as snow covers scorched land in the Panhandle

March 01, 2024

It was nothing but embers and flames.”The Smokehouse Creek fire’s explosive growth slowed Thursday as snow fell and winds and temperatures dipped, but it was still untamed and threatening. Charred tree trunks smolder after the Smokehouse Creek Fire burned through the area Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, in Canadian, Texas. (AP Photo/Sean Murphy) The remains of a burned home smolder in Canadian, Texas on Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024. Smoke billows on a field near a windmill during the Smokehouse Creek Fire, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, in Canadian, Texas. Associated Press reporters Ty O’Neil in Stinnett, Texas; Jamie Stengle in Dallas; and Ken Miller in Oklahoma City contributed.