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Roberts Co. fire burns 38,000 acres

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A large fire near Miami in Roberts County has burned 38,000 acres, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. Multiple agencies are currently on scene battling the fire / Source: KFDA A large fire near Miami in Roberts County has burned 38,000 acres, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. Multiple agencies are currently on scene battling the fire / Source: KFDA
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Tanker 02, dispatched to Roberts County to assist with the fire, was recently stationed in Abilene for wildfire preparation / Source: Texas A&M Forest Service Tanker 02, dispatched to Roberts County to assist with the fire, was recently stationed in Abilene for wildfire preparation / Source: Texas A&M Forest Service
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ROBERTS COUNTY, TX (KFDA) -

The Texas A&M Forest Service said 38,104 acres have burned in the Rankin Ranch Road Fire, near Miami in Roberts County.

As Saturday, the fire is 100 percent contained, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.

Highway 70 from FM 282 in Roberts County to FM 281 in Ochiltree County and FM 281 at the Hansford/Ochiltree County line have reopened. 

Thursday night, three homes were threatened. However, rainfall in the area helped containment efforts.

Around 8:40 p.m. the fire began moving into Ochiltree County. Residents south of FM 281 and east of Highway 70 were evacuated, according to the Ochiltree County Sheriff's Office.

The Hansford County Sheriff's Office closed FM 281 at the Hansford/Ochiltree county line because of the fire.

Highway 70 from FM 282 in Roberts County to FM 281 in Ochiltree County was also closed.

The Roberts County Sheriff's Office said the fire began around 3 p.m. north of F.M. 2699 at F.M. 283.

In addition to manpower, the TFS dispatched three single-engine air tankers and one air attack to assist with the blaze.

After fires burned nearly half a million acres earlier this month, the TFS stationed a large air tanker in Abilene in preparation for possible wildfires in the northern and southern parts of the Texas Panhandle. The tanker was also dispatched to assist.

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