Help is on the way. Texas Governor Abbot has allocated resources to the panhandle to help fight recent wildfires.

The Governors office announced Monday that Abbott has deployed Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid Strike Teams to assist local first responders.

The Governor released the following statement:

As wildfires continue to spread in the Panhandle this evening, threatening Texans and their property, I have deployed resources to the region to help combat the fires. Due to the unpredictable nature of wildfires, I encourage local residents to heed all warnings from local emergency management officials as firefighters work swiftly to contain the fires. Cecilia and I extend our prayers to the firefighters injured while combatting these fires, and we thank all first responders for their tireless efforts on the front lines of this dangerous situation.

Other state agencies supporting the efforts include the Texas Forest Service, the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens, and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).

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