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In the Texas Panhandle, a wildfire named the Smokehouse Creek Fire has burned over some 1.1 million acres. Today, it’s estimated to be only 3% contained. First responders remain close to the active flames. A handheld video is circulating and shows a fire truck driving straight into the plumes.

On Monday, February 26th, fire broke out in Hutchinson County and is now labeled the largest wildfire in Texas state history. In 2006, the East Amarillo Complex Fire ran through about 900,000 acres. The Smokehouse Creek Fire is the second-largest recorded wildfire in U.S. history.

The video [embedded below] appears to be taken from the fire engine’s front passenger seat. It lends viewers a Player One apocalyptic scene.

A fire truck parked in right front angle view during Texas Smokehouse Creek Fire smoggy background
Fire truck parked at the Smokehouse Creek wildfire in the Texas panhandle | Photo by Greenville Firefighter Association/ Handout /Anadolu via Getty Images

Huge columns of flames burst up and lick the road as the first responders cruise across the wildfire’s heavy line. It’s a hellish scene.

The view becomes hazy with orange smog, the dimmed flames shrouded by the dense smoke. The video has no sound, making it quite an eerie experience.

The fire has taken at least one life. A nuclear weapons manufacturing plant in Amarillo was forced to shut down but has reopened.

The Texas Panhandle is the northernmost region of the state. It’s bordered by Oklahoma to the north and east and by New Mexico to the west. The wildfire has crept into western Oklahoma. In just two days, the fire had engulfed 850,000 acres.

Sources: BBC, Vox, The Independent