Plane Passenger Gets Shocking View of Texas Wildfires Surrounding Towns 'on All Sides'

With wildfires threatening several towns in the Texas Panhandle late on Tuesday, February 27, Gov Gregg Abbott issued disaster declarations for 60 counties.

Footage recorded by Jacob McNeil shows some of the fires from his Houston-bound plane.

“There were miles and miles of fire bands across the countryside. A few towns were seemingly surrounded on all sides,” McNeil said.

According to latest information from the Texas A&M Forest Service, the largest of the fires, the Smokehouse Creek Fire in Hutchinson County, had scorched 300,000 acres of land by the early hours of Wednesday. Credit: Jacob McNeil via Storyful

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