High winds causing grass fires across the TX Panhandle

High winds causing grass fires across the Tx Panhandle

BORGER, TX (KFDA) - Due to high winds, crews are working multiple grass fires that have spread across the Texas Panhandle.

Crews are working to contain a grass fire near Borger.

The Texas A&M Forest Service is responding to this fire. According to their wildfire map, the fire spans 2,000 acres and is 50 percent contained.

According to TxDOT Amarillo, FM 3395 is now reopened after it was closed as the fire is moved towards Highway 152.

In Moore County, both FM 3395 and FM 1319 have reopened.

TxDOT reported that FM 1319 is closed due to the fire moving towards Stinnett.

The City of Borger said roads are closed on FM 1319 and FM 3395 outside of Bugby because of the large grass fire. Because of social media outages, the city has not been able to share updates on the fire regularly but will continue to try until platforms come back online. The city encourages the public to call or text anyone they may know in the Bugby or southwest Stinnett area to make sure they are aware of the fire.

The grass fire in Roberts County near Miami, spanning 4,500 acres is 50 percent contained, according to the Texas Forest Service.

The fire started on State Highway 238, with the head fire reaching seven mile park on US HWY 60.

Another fire has been reported in Collingsworth County as well. Details are limited at this time. We will update the story as new information comes in.

Road closures can also be found on TxDOT’s website.

Today is a First Alert weather day due to the high winds.

A High Wind Warning is in effect until 10:00 p.m. for winds sustained at 40 to 50 miles per hour with some wind gusts to 75 miles per hour possible.

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