One lawmaker died Friday in Eastland County after Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered evacuations in 11 counties over fears of extreme drought.

Volunteers from almost 58 fire departments were deployed to complement the state and local units, said Seth Christensen, director of media and communications for the Texas Department of Emergency Management.

In response to continuing wildfires throughout the state and the fires which grew into “complex.” a disaster declaration has been introduced.

At least 14 state agencies have sent crews and equipment to the area.

The situation in Texas may also deteriorate as large parts of Texas suffer from drought from the suburbs of Dallas in east to Lubbock in north and Odessa and Midland in west.

National Weather Service Norman, Oklahoma

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National Weather Service – Norman, Oklahoma is a Weather Forecast Office of the National Weather Service based in Norman, Oklahoma, (wikipedia)

Eastland County, Texas

Eastland County is a county located in central West Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 17,725. The county seat is Eastland. The county was founded in 1858 and later organized in 1873. (wikipedia)