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missing after wildfires across several states in central U.S. have consumed an
incredible one million acres.
surrounding areas, accounted for the deaths of 3 people after trying to save
reported that a fourth fatality was reported in Lipscomb County. Another was
reported in Ochiltree County.
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Kansas and Oklahoma. A 63-year-old woman near Buffalo, Oklahoma, died from a
heart attack as she tried to save her farm with her husband.
fires burned 400,000 acres across the state. Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state
of emergency for 22 counties.
According to a statement from Kansas Gov.
Sam Brownback, a man died from smoke inhalation in Clark County; 350,000 acres
of the county are consumed, and nearly 13,000 people had to be evacuated.
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Service said the Perryton Fire located in Ochiltree and Lipscomb counties in
the Texas Panhandle is an estimated 478,935 acres in size. The fire has skirted
south of the city of Higgins as of 11:58 a.m. CST Tuesday.
the scene with ground resources working in conjunction with local resources.
Two homes have been reported as destroyed.
Amarillo, Texas, is 100 percent contained, leaving an estimated 29,197 acres
burning as of 5:19 p.m. CST Tuesday.
said that as many as 500 animals died in fires that consumed commercial hog
resources to help combat the fires. Air attack aircraft was assigned and two
single-engine air tankers have made fire retardant drops on the fire on Monday
evening. State fire marshals are investigating the cause of the wildfire and
the four fatalities.
also wreaked havoc on Monday, burning an estimated 30,000 acres. Four
structures were damaged, but no deaths or injuries were reported.
and dormant vegetation in the central United States will continue to raise the
risk of brush fires through midweek, reports Accu Weather.