Lipscomb County Fire Contained

Published 03/19 2014 10:05PM

Updated 03/19 2014 10:19PM

LIPSCOMB CO.  --  Firefighters contain a massive wildfire in the northeast panhandle.

        The fire ignited Monday afternoon in Lipscomb county west of Higgins.

        Firefighters worked throughout the night to extinguish the flames that scorched nearly 30,000 acres.

        Two homes and several outbuildings were destroyed.  No one was injured.

        The two homes destroyed were not occupied.  One of them was apparently abandoned.  The other had just been renovated.

        The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.

        The fire started along U.S. highway 60 and then spread eastward into Oklahoma.

        The fire was 15 miles wide at one point as the high winds and low humidity fueled the fire.

        Canadian fire chief Scott Brewster says they spent the morning looking for hotspots by helicopter.

        15 rural homes were evacuated during the fire.

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