3,000 people are being forced from their homes as wildfires rage for a fourth day in the Texas Panhandle. Residents from the following towns in Lipscomb County are being urged to evacuate: Lipscomb, Higgins, Barton Corners, Booker, Darrouzett and Follet.
Since Sunday, fires have scorched 840,000 acres, killed 11 people and 10,000 horses and cattle. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide $3.9 million to help farmers and ranchers recover from the fires.
Governor Rick Perry plans to survey the damage Thursday.
|USDA Forest Service Wildfire Map|