Thursday, February 23, 2017

Major Range Fire Thursday In Texas Panhandle

Nearly 7,500 acres, three structures and a fence were destroyed on Thursday as fires raged across the Texas Panhandle.

More than 7,000 acres have burned in a fire in Oldham County, according to the Texas A&M Forestry Service. As of 7:45 p.m., this fire was zero percent contained and 150 homes were being threatened.

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A fire caused by residents cooking out on a grill left a family without a home. All of their belongings were lost in the fire as well. This fire, which started around 2:30 p.m., happened on Windrock Street off Rockwell Road in Randall County.

Flames and smoke could be seen from beyond the highway as the blaze burned three structures, including the home. Several agencies responded to the fire, which continued to spread due to high wind gusts. The fire was out by about 4:30 p.m., with a few hot spots still being treated.

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