Wheeler County Fire Damage Estimates Change

Fire crews in Wheeler County continue to monitor the fire that has now burned an estimated 17,000 acres.

Officials with the Texas Forest Service tell us the estimated number of burned acres has increased because of new mapping techniques.

The fire is said to be 99% contained as of Friday afternoon, but spots are still burning in the north fork of the Red River.

Crews will continue to monitor the fire until is completely out.