In what has been described as being almost the "perfect fire storm," a never-before-seen wildfire situation in Texas has led to the scorching of more than 1 million acres and destruction of hundreds of homes and buildings.
"This is a situation of historic proportions," said Victoria Koenig, public information officer with the Texas Forest Service, in a phone interview with AccuWeather.com Tuesday. "The fuels are so dry. The winds are astronomical. The behavior of the winds is a perplexing situation. It's never been like this before."