AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - This week marks the 11-year anniversary of an historic wildfire that claimed the lives of 12 people in our area.
Back in 2006, the East Amarillo Complex Fire burned nearly one million acres of land across nearly a dozen counties.
Officials say 80 structures were lost and the fire caused more than $16 million in damage. The Texas A&M Forest Service says it remains the largest recorded wildfire in state history.
The anniversary comes not even a week after wildfires in Carson, Gray, Wheeler, Potter, Lipscomb, Roberts, Ochiltree and Hemphill counties broke out that claimed the lives of four others.