Childress fire at 200 acres, 90 percent containment

Source: Texas A&M Forest Service
Source: Texas A&M Forest Service

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Crews are responding to multiple fires today throughout the Texas Panhandle.

2888 Fire

Childress Fire Department is responding to a fire in Childress County.

According to officials, the fire is located two miles west of FM 1033 & County Road S.

The fire is estimated at 200 acres and is 90 percent contained.

All CFD units have been dispatched to assist in this blaze.

Texas A&M Forest Service is assisting .

Bird Elevator Fire

The Bird Elevator Fire in Moore County is 85 percent contained.

According to fire officials, forward progress of the blaze has been stopped.

Crews could possibly decide to let the fire burn out rather than putting it out.

The Texas A&M Forest Service has been called in to assist.

The fire is at an estimated 100 acres.

Fire near Follett

Earlier today, a fire broke out west of Follett, burning towards the east and southeast.

Residents in Follett south of Highway 15 were evacuated, but they are now able to head home.

182 homes were threatened by this fire. According to the fire chief, the Golden Spread Fertilizer Inc. building did burn down.

The fire is now contained. Crews are mopping up hot spots.

Springs Ranch Fire

The Springs Ranch Fire is now 100 percent contained.

People at the Roaring Springs Ranch Club in Motley County were evacuated to a safe place after a wildfire on the property.

The fire burned around 614 acres of grassland.

The Texas A&M Forest Service assisted.


The County Line Fire that started in Hartley County is now estimated at 15,682 acres and is 90% contained.

According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, the containment line is almost completed around the fire.

Firefighters will patrol and monitor through Sunday.

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Officials say one fire is near Dumas, one fire is in Potter County near the Fain Gas Plant, and another is near Masterson. The fires spans 2,976 acres and is 90 percent contained.

According to officials, forward growth of the fire has been stopped at this time.

The Texas A&M Forest Service, all Potter County crews, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife are assisting.

At this time, the Fain Gas Plant, Blue Knight Oil Plant and the J. Lee Milligan Asphalt Plant have been evacuated.

1062 Fire

The fire near Deaf Smith County is 100 percent contained according to officials.

The fire was at the Top of Texas Gin north of Dawn.

Crews from Randall County, Hereford, Dawn and Canyon worked to contain the fire. The Texas A&M Forest Service was called in to assist.

The fire spanned 300 acres.

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