Wildfires raging on more than a million acres in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas leave at least six people dead

The wildfires show up clearly in these animations of satellite imagery

Fierce winds, temperatures in the 80s, and low humidity, have whipped up deadly wildfires in the Southern Plains that so far have killed at least six people and prompted the evacuation of thousands.

The wildfires appear to have gotten started late Sunday into Monday — and then exploded today. A fire official in Kansas told the Wichita Eagle that the fire emergency there was “unprecedented.”

“We’ve had bad fires and

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