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Texas Monthly: “The Day the Fire Came”

Texas Monthly posted a heartbreaking and poetic story about love and loss in the wildfires that swept Texas cattle country earlier this year. The dry conditions in western Texas caused several large fires that killed thousands of cattle and caused tremendous devastation to ranches across the area. The story has a good discussion of the weather that helped spread the fires and a sad story about a rancher who lost his life in the conflagration. The story shows how hard farmers work to take care of their farms, animals and families on a daily basis. You can read it and watch some videos at

Panhandle fire, March 6, 2017.
Hoover Volunteer Fire Department