April 23, 2024

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Historic wildfire in Texas seen from space

Historic wildfire in Texas seen from space

The fire brigade is working to put out the forest fire

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A historically large wildfire is raging in the northern US states of Texas and Oklahoma. The fire grew to be the largest fire Texas had ever seen. It is also one of the most severe fires the United States has ever seen. At least two people and tens of thousands of livestock died.

A forest fire is so large that it can be seen from space. The fire was monitored by a satellite orbiting the Earth at an altitude of more than 36 thousand kilometers.

Satellite images:

A massive fire captured by a satellite from space

The fire destroyed nearly 1.2 million hectares – almost the entire Randstad region – of farmland and pastures. Yesterday, only 3 percent of the fire was controlled.

Thousands of people were evacuated. Texas Governor Abbott declared a state of emergency in sixty counties. 500 firefighters from all over the country are helping to put out the fire. This is done using helicopters and firefighting aircraft, among others.

The cause of the fires is still under investigation. According to an emergency services spokesman, the fire was able to spread very quickly due to low humidity, drought and strong winds. Winds also make putting out fires difficult.

It is noteworthy that snow fell in parts of the state yesterday. This provided some relief to the firefighters. Some Texans called it a “godsend.”

Texas residents have lost everything:

Historic Texas wildfire: 'I lost everything'