|Hemphill County, March 6, 2017|
Looking west from Panhandle High School
March 6, 2017
|Cody and Sydney|
A third grassfire, and the largest by far, consumed almost 300,000 acres in three states. Starting around Miami Texas and rushing north and east into the Oklahoma Panhandle and southeast Kansas, it claimed the life of young father-to-be Cade Koch who was rushing home to help evacuate his pregnant wife. He didn't outrun the fire.
|Cade and Sierra Koch|
|This scene is repeated over and over in the counties burned.|
|Hay donations, Canadian TX|
The wildfire season is just beginning, and most of us are on high alert. If you're traveling through our part of the country, please be careful with cigarettes and other fire starters. It only takes a spark to snuff out so much life.