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Crews battling massive Texas wildfires get a crucial opportunity to contain flames as cool air and gentler winds arrive Monday

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Firefighters in Texas are hoping that a cold front coming into the region will help them contain the largest wildfire in the state’s history. The fire, known as the Smokehouse Creek Fire, has burned over 1 million acres and is only 15% contained. The blaze has killed at least two people and destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses. Other fires in the Panhandle region have also caused significant damage. Ranchers have suffered losses as thousands of cattle have been killed or injured. The fires are expected to have a lasting impact on the nation’s beef supply. Several relief efforts have been established to assist those affected by the wildfires.