Governor Abbott provided an update on the state’s ongoing wildfire response and resources deployed as state and local emergency response personnel continue to fight the historic wildfires in the Texas Panhandle. According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, cooler weather this week will assist responders as fire suppression efforts continue in communities impacted by ongoing wildfires. An underlying risk for new wildfires will continue in the Texas Panhandle and South Texas until spring green-up occurs in the abundance of grass vegetation found in these regions.

The following active wildfires have state ongoing support as of March 4, 2024:

  • Smokehouse Creek Fire, Hutchinson County: est. 1,076,638 acres, 15% contained
  • Windy Deuce Fire, Moore County: 144,206 acres, 55% contained
  • Grape Vine Creek Fire, Gray County: 34,882 acres, 60% contained
  • Magenta Fire, Oldham County: 3,297 acres, 85% contained
  • Roughneck Fire, Hutchinson County: est. 300 acres, 25% contained