STORY: Fueled by dry and unusually heat climate, an enormous wildfire has ravaged over 250,000 acres within the area, prompting widespread evacuations, highway closures, and thick smoke engulfing the world.

The Smokehouse Creek Fireplace, now the biggest amongst a number of wildfires in northern Texas, has quickly expanded since igniting on Monday (February 26) afternoon, exacerbated by red-flag situations indicating excessive fireplace habits.

As of Tuesday night, the Smokehouse Creek Fireplace ranks because the fifth-largest wildfire in Texas historical past, surpassing the full space burned by all fires within the state final 12 months. Evacuation orders are in impact for a number of communities, together with Moore and Potter counties, and components of Roberts County close to the Oklahoma border.

The firefighting efforts face extra challenges with a forecasted chilly entrance exacerbating the dry situations.

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