A wildfire in the panhandle of Texas that began late Sunday afternoon has killed one person and burned dozens of homes, KFDA-TV reported
According to the Amarillo Globe-News, the fire destroyed 131 structures
, most of which were a mix of mobile and traditional homes in the Lake Meredith Harbor subdivision in Fritch, about 30 northeast of Amarillo.
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More than 1,000 residents from the area were evacuated Sunday night and likely won’t be allowed until Tuesday morning at the earliest, according to Fritch Police Chief Monte Leggett.
KFDA-TV reported that the fire was out as of Monday afternoon, but crews are still fighting hotspots.
One person died of a heart attack during the fire, however it's unclear if this is the same person that did reportedly die as a result of the fire.
More than 25 different fire departments in a 165-mile radius responded to the blaze. A cause of the fire remains under investigation.
“It’s really bad,” Danny Richards, Hutchinson County emergency management coordinator, told the Amarillo Globe-News. “It looks like a war zone. It’s a disaster.”
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