UPDATE: Large Grass Fire Burns Out of Control

By Ny Lynn Nichols

Published 03/18 2014 05:05PM

Updated 03/19 2014 08:20AM

HIGGINS -- People near Higgins evacuated Tuesday because of a large grass fire.

That's according to the Lipscomb County Sheriff's Office.

They confirm to KAMR NBC 4 counties from Oklahoma and Texas are fighting the fire.

The call came in Tuesday at 2 p.m.

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Hemphill County Sheriff's Office said Highway 60 was closed.

They say the fire had spread to Oklahoma. Crews from Oklahoma and Texas worked through the night.

Wednesday morning, the Higgins Fire Department said the fire was mostly contained. They are still looking for hot spots.

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