Massive wildfire threatens OLDHAM COUNTY, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — OLDHAM COUNTY, Texas A large grass fire has been reported near Adrian by employees of the Texas A&M Forest Service. Local firefighters are referring to the blaze as the “Big Fins” fire.
The map provided by the Texas A&M Forest Service indicates that the fire has spread across an estimated 500 acres as of 7:40 p.m. and is currently 0% contained.
The Oldham County Sheriff’s Office reports that crews from Adrian, Boys Ranch, Bootleg, Vega, Wildorado, and the Texas A&M Forest Service are currently on the scene. Officials added that there is zero visibility as they respond.
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(UPDATE: 2/26 at 10:34 p.m.)
Reports from the Texas A&M Forest Service indicate that the fire that originally covered 5,000 acres is now approximately 50% contained.
A post made on Twitter by the Texas A&M Forest Service stated that firefighters battling the “Big Fin Flats” blaze in Oldham County are having difficulty putting out the blaze because of the strong winds. Look below to see the tweet.
— Incident Information – Texas A&M Forest Service (@AllHazardsTFS) February 26, 2023
Officials have stated that the fire is being driven by the wind, which makes it extremely difficult for firefighters to contain it. Dozers are currently working to build flanks along the containment lines, according to the officials.
(UPDATE: 2/26 at 7:54 p.m.)
According to reports from the Texas A&M Forest Service, the fire, which is now known as the “Big Fin Flats” fire, has spread across 5,000 acres and is approximately 5% contained.
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