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UPDATE 3/24/17 11:27 A.M.:
UPDATE, 11 P.M.:
Incident Update: #RankinRanchRoadFire in Roberts & Ochiltree counties now estimated 60,000 acres. Fire area is receiving heavy rainfall.
Incident Update: #RankinRanchRoadFire is now 40,000 acres at 10 containment. #txfire
UPDATE, 9:17 P.M.:
Incident Update: #RankinRanchRoadFire is now est. 20,000 with very active fire behavior. Burning in Roberts and now Ochiltree Counties.— TXA&M Forest Service (@AllHazardsTFS) March 24, 2017
Two people are burned in a fire in Roberts County.
They were transported to Pampa Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
Crews are still fighting the fire there, near Payne Ranch Road.
The fire has now closed Highway 70, from Chicken Creek to FM 283. According to Roberts County Dispatch, the fire jumped the highway.
Crews responded from Groover. Panhandle, White Deer, Skellytown Pampa, Higgins, Mobeetie Canadian, Perryton, Borger, Hoover, Roberts County, and the Texas A&M Forest Service.
There have been no mandatory evacuations, but some people have left as a precaution.
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Roberts County Sheriff's Office - Grass fire north of FM 2699 on FM 283. FM 283 is closed from FM 2699 to Highway 70. Avoid this area. pic.twitter.com/skbHBtv3N7— KAMR Local 4 News (@KAMRLOCAL4NEWS) March 23, 2017
ORIGINAL 3:21 P.M.:
Officials are reporting a wildfire in Roberts County.
Officials report the fire started around 2:30 p.m. near FM 283 and FM 2699.
Several local fire departments are on scene.
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