Hutchinson County fires 90 percent contained, Gray County fire 80 percent contained

Hutchinson County fires 90 percent contained, Gray County fire 80 percent contained
Fire in Hutchinson County causes evacuations, highway closures (SOURCE: KFDA)
Fire in Hutchinson County causes evacuations, highway closures (SOURCE: KFDA)
Fire in Hutchinson County causes evacuations, highway closures (SOURCE: KFDA
Fire in Hutchinson County causes evacuations, highway closures (SOURCE: KFDA

FRITCH, TX (KFDA) - As of this morning, fires in Hutchinson and Gray Counties are mostly contained.

High Plains Fire in Hutchinson County: 

All roads in Hutchinson County have been reopened.

Residents east of Fritch Fortress Road to Highway 687 and south of Sanford Yake Road and residents in the Sanford area were asked to evacuate due to fires in the area. Those have since been lifted.

The first grass fire was reported near Blue Creek RV Park in the area of Eagle Boulevard and Fritch Fortress Road.

The second fire started in the area of High Plains Road.

According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, the fire is 501 acres and 90 percent contained.

The cause of the fire was a roadside start.

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2743 Fire in Gray County: 

The fire in Gray County is 805 acres and is currently 80 percent contained.

Residents in the area were asked to evacuate, but they have since been allowed to return home.

FM 2473 was closed, but it has now reopened.

According to the Hoover Volunteer Fire Department, Highway 70 northbound was closed at the Gray-Roberts county line due to heavy smoke in the area. That has since been reopened.

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