Officials: Stinnett evacuation lifted

Officials: Stinnett evacuation lifted

STINNETT, TX (KFDA) - The Hutchinson County Office of Emergency Management is reporting that the evacuation has been lifted, and roadways are back open.

Officials stress that this is not an all-clear as there is still an active fire, but containment is at 75 percent.

Earlier today, rural residents west of FM 687 and south of Highway 152, a stretch of land near Stinnett, were ordered to safely move into town as a precaution against ongoing grass fires.

Hutchinson County Office of Emergency Management issued the evacuation notice just after 7 p.m. About an hour later, O.E.M. said there have been no reports of injuries or structures lost.

An evacuation site was set up at Stinnett High School.

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Authorities described the situation as "volatile."

Officials say residents in the Swan Drive, North Street, and other areas in the vicinity were impacted.

The Red Cross is responding to assist residents displaced by the fire.

Those evacuating can go to the field house at the Stinnett High School Stadium.

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