Utility Company’s Power Lines Ignited Massive Texas Wildfires: Officials

by Cristina Laila at thegatewaypundit.com

Power lines ignited the massive Texas wildfires, officials said on Thursday.

Utility company Xcel Energy said its power lines sparked the Smokehouse Creek fire in the Texas panhandle.

“Based on currently available information, Xcel Energy acknowledges that its equipment appear to have been involved in an ignition of the Smokehouse Creek fire,” the company stated.

The deadly Texas wildfires have scorched over 1 million acres, killed thousands of livestock and destroyed crops.

Ranches burned, highways were shut down and thousands were evacuated.

The number of cattle killed in the wildfires in not known at this time.

Massive wildfires engulfed parts of the Texas panhandle this week amid gusty winds and unseasonably warm weather.