Wildfires in North and Central burn thousands of acres


Houstonians are waking up to haze and the smell of smoke that have been caused by the wildfires affecting North and Central Texas this week.

Those fires have burned more than 40-thousand acres already, and is only 2% contained.

The fires had burned about 62.5 square miles (162 square kilometers), according to Texas A&M Forest Service. About 18,000 people live in Eastland County, where the large fire was burning.

The low humidity and high winds created an ideal scenario for the blazes to quickly grow out of control. There were no reports of injuries.

Local firefighters from the Spring Fire Department have been called in to help local fire departments deal with it.

Check out some of the video below and keep it tuned to KTRH for updates throughout the day.


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