Wildfires in Texas continue to sweep across the panhandle: See map of devastation

Wildfires in the Texas panhandle are showing little sign of slowing down. One of the fires, the Smokehouse Creek Fire, has grown to over a million acres and is now the largest in the state's history.

The disaster has prompted Gov. Greg Abbott to upgrade the Texas State Emergency Operations Center readiness level to allow more resources to be deployed to the impacted areas.

The Texas A&M Forest Service said Wednesday the "fire environment will relax beginning Wednesday through Friday" but that the potential for wildfire activity will increase for the Plains on Saturday and more so on Sunday "when strong winds are possible across West Texas."

As of 12:30 p.m. local time Wednesday, the forest service estimated there were 64 counties with burn bans in place, six active wildfires and two contained wildfires.

Live updates: Texas Smokehouse Creek Fire grows to largest in state's history

Where are the Texas wildfires?

According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, a USA TODAY network site in Lubbock, Texas, there are currently five active fires in the Texas Panhandle region.

  • Smokehouse Creek — Hutchinson County, 850,000 acres, 3% contained

  • Windy Deuce Fire — Moore County, 142,000 acres, 30% containment

  • Grape Vine Creek Fire — Gray County, 30,000 acres, 60% containment

  • Magenta — Oldham County, 2,500 acres, 40% containment

  • 687 Reamer — Hutchinson County, 2,000 acres, 10% containment

Map of Texas wildfires

Texas air quality map

As of 6 a.m. CST, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reporting the air quality in Amarillo and Lubbock to be good.

Contributing: Mateo Rosiles, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Texas wildfires map: See where wildfires are consuming massive acres