Fort Worth sending help to fight deadly Panhandle wildfires

A fire near Dumas in the Panhandle on Monday.
March 7, 2017

Three firefighters and two brush trucks from Fort Worth are heading to the Texas Panhandle, where massive wildfires have killed at least four people and burned more than 400,000 acres of land.

The crew from Fort Worth is part of the Texas Instrastate Fire Mutual Aid System deployed by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Four people died overnight Monday from large fires in Gray County and Lipscomb County, west and northwest of Amarillo, according to the Amarillo Globe-News.

Cody Crockett and Sydney Wallace died trying to herd cattle away from the flames, the newspaper reported.

Sloan Everett, another rancher, also died in Gray County. Cade Koch, 25, died in Lipscomb County, according to the Globe-News.

The Texas A&M Forest Service responded to three major fires Monday near the areas of Perryton, Dumas and Lefors, according to a news release. Hundreds of homes have been threatened and two homes have been reported destroyed.

Winds should calm down Wednesday but elevated fire conditions should return Thursday and through the weekend, the news release said.

Two other people have died in wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado this week, according to the Associated Press.

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Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who regularly studies subjects such as: Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more. His own personal blog is where his personal work is shared, while serves as a media portal which mirrors vital information usually ignored by mainstream press, but still highly crucial to our individual understanding of various facets of the world. My work can also be found on

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