Area fire crews continue to battle range fires in Hardeman County, Cottle County

VIDEO: Area fire crews continue to battle range fires in Hardeman County, Cottle County

HARDEMAN COUNTY, Texas (KFDA) - Area fire crews are battling three range fires in Hardeman and Cottle counties.

The Texas A&M Forest Service is now responding to a second fire in Cottle County. The #SideoatsFire in Cottle County is currently estimated at 350 acres and is 95 percent contained.

The Texas A&M Forest Service said the #BirdRanchFire in Cottle County is estimated to be 80 percent contained, spanning around 9,931 acres.

A range fire in Hardeman County is now at 8,380 acres and is 50 percent contained.

The Texas A&M Forest Service are calling this fire the #CopperBreakFire.

The Amarillo Fire Department is assisting crews from Quanah, Chillicothe, Childress, Hollis and Crowell, along with the Texas A&M Forest Service providing air assistance.

Two Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System strike teams and an Emergency Medical Task Force are also helping battle the fire. Five firefighters from the Amarillo Fire Department are included in one of the strike teams.

Authorities are encouraging residents along and south of US 287 to the west of Quanah including Acme and Goodlett to be prepared for potential evacuation due to the wildfire.

The fire started Friday, August 16, 8 miles south of Quanah along Highway 6. No injuries have been reported.

The AFD has been requested to assist with the Copper Breaks Fire in Hardeman County. The fire is estimated at 5,000...

Posted by Amarillo Fire Department on Sunday, August 18, 2019

NewsChannel 10 will update as more information becomes available.

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