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Seeing smoke in Southeastern Panhandle? Here's why.

NewsChannel 10

Paducah, Texas

10PM: Crews are making lots of progress fighting a wildfire in Cottle County.

It's now 80% contained. The 17,000 acre blaze is sending thick smoke across much of the Southeastern Panhandle. 

The blaze sparked Saturday afternoon near Paducah during a brief thunderstorm when lightning struck a very dry, open field.

Luckily, no injuries are being reported and fire crews were able to save all the homes so far.

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