High winds across the area cause grass fires to break out

High winds across the area cause grass fires to break out

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Wednesday’s high wind event has caused grass fires to break out across the area.

The fire in Roosevelt County has been contained, according to the Portales Fire Department.

The fire did burn some structures, but it is unknown what the extent of the damage was to those structures.

First responders say the fire broke out near Highway 267 and South Roosevelt Road Y and W.

Memorial Building is taking anybody displaced by the fires.

Posted by The Eastern New Mexico News on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Notice of a large grass fire in Roosevelt County has been sent out in various ways: cell phone messages, text,...

Posted by Portales Police Department on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Swisher County Emergency Management said first responders are also responding to a grass fire near Tulia.

Swisher County Emergency Management responds to grass fire near Tulia (Source: Amanda Hernandez)

Officials said on Facebook that the fire is near the Trading Post off US 87 and asks everyone to avoid this area.

There is a fire in the area of the Trading Post. We ask very seriously to avoid this area, so the responders have room...

Posted by Swisher County Emergency Management on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

As of 7:00 p.m., the fire in Swisher county is largely under control thanks to first responders.

Due to the quick reaction of our first responders (and some from Happy and Kress) the fire is largely under control. Thankfully the shelter was not needed and has been closed.

Posted by Swisher County Emergency Management on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Extreme to critical fire danger is expected today due to high winds. A Red Flag Waring is in effect for the entire area.

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