Texas wildfire still burning with the loss of thousands of cattle


Important Takeaways:

  • Texas Wildfire Causes ‘Catastrophic Losses’ to Cattle Herds: ‘Farmers & Ranchers Are Losing Everything’
  • The devastating impact of the Texas wildfires is beginning to emerge as the cattle industry braces for historic losses.
  • One of several wildfires raging in the Texas Panhandle has now grown to become the largest in state history.
  • The Smokehouse Creek fire has been burning since Monday and has so far destroyed over one million acres of land in Texas alone.
  • However, emergency crews have made little progress in containing it.
  • It has so far torched the most land than any other recorded wildfire in the history of the state.
  • The same blaze has also destroyed 31,500 acres in Oklahoma, according to CNN.
  • Two people have died so far in the fires.
  • Ranchers have lost thousands of livestock with many more likely to be euthanized.
  • Many homes and other buildings have been lost to the flames, as well.

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