Updated: April 1, 2024

Xcel Energy, the Minnesota-based power company serving our fellow Texans in the Texas Panhandle who suffered the relentless onslaught of smoke and flames last February, has been sued.  Local citizens are taking legal action against the power company after Xcel admitted involvement in what would become the second-largest wildfire in US history.

Why Choose Callender Bowlin As a Wildfire Lawyer?

You can trust that the fire damage and insurance claims attorneys at Callender Bowlin can competently help you recover from any personal injury or property loss that you suffered in the Smokehouse Creek Fire.

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Smokehouse Creek Wildfire Attorneys

How Texas-Based Wildfire Lawyers at Callender Bowlin Can Help With Your Claim

If you have suffered injury or sustained property damage directly as a result of the Smokehouse Creek wildfire, you may be entitled to compensation.  Contact the wildfire lawyers at Callender Bowlin through our secure online form or by calling (713) 955-9719.

How Did This Wildfire Disaster Occur?

The Smokehouse Creek fire, starting on February 26, 2024, near Stinnett, Texas, became a historic wildfire, impacting the northeastern Texas panhandle and western Oklahoma, particularly Hemphill and Roberts counties.

By March 16, it had consumed over 1,000,000 acres, marking it as Texas’s largest wildfire since 1988 and the biggest in the U.S. for 2024. Expanding rapidly, crossing into Oklahoma and prompting evacuations. It was detected early by satellite.

The fire’s rapid growth, fueled by strong winds, led to a disaster declaration affecting 60 counties.

As of March 16, 2024, the town of Canadian, Texas, has seen at least 30 homes obliterated by the Smokehouse Creek fire, while in Hutchinson County, Texas, the count exceeds 100 homes.

The aftermath of the fire has resulted in over 11,000 individuals facing power outages due to the devastation of power lines and various infrastructure components. Tragically, two lives were lost in the wildfire.

Many Texan ranchers are in need of hay and feed due to the scorched lands.

Xcel Energy Admits Involvement in Igniting The Smokehouse Creek Wildfire

Xcel Energy admitted involvement in the Smokehouse Creek wildfire, which has been since contained.  A homeowner in Stinnet, Texas, has filed a lawsuit against Xcel, citing a broken utility pole for igniting the flames.

While Xcel is fully cooperating with investigators and conducting an internal review of the devastating wildfire, they rejected claims they were negligent with their Texas infrastructure maintenance.

Do I Need To File a Lawsuit?

Seeking legal representation to recover losses from a third-party entity over a wildfire disaster can help bring financial compensation above what your homeowners policy may cover.  Going against insurance companies alone may not be advisable.  Our experienced insurance attorneys are seasoned negotiators and trial lawyers.  We’re not afraid to take your claim to court.  Contact us for a free case evaluation.  Let’s talk.

What Financial Compensation May I Seek?

Damaged property or personally injured? You may be entitled to compensation.  The following are examples of ways you may seek financial compensation after a wildfire in Texas:

  • Loss of use of property
  • Agricultural crop damage
  • Livestock loss
  • Reforestation costs
  • Diminished water quality or availability
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of livestock
  • Future medical expenses for long-term conditions
  • Costs for psychological counseling
  • Evacuation expenses
  • Damage to vehicles and equipment
  • Increased insurance premiums

Contact a Smokehouse Creek Fire Lawyer Now

Callender Bowlin is a local, Houston-based first-party insurance firm of Texans proudly serving Texans.  Our compassionate, experienced insurance attorneys are here to fight for your claim.  Texas wildfire attorneys Josh Bowlin and Mark Callender understand what you are going through – the loss, the grief, and not knowing where to turn.  Our mission is to bring justice to you and your family through aggressive representation by seeking maximum compensation.

Reach out to our experienced Texas Smokehouse Creek fire attorneys via our secure online form or by calling (713) 955-9719. Don’t wait to file your claim – call now.

Callender Bowlin LLP
4299 San Felipe St # 300
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 955-9719