Wildfires Northeast of Amarillo Shutdown Highway 136

Multiple Crews Fighting Three Separate Fires

FRITCH, TX - UPDATE: 11:17 p.m.:

Chief Richard Lake tells us the three fires north of Amarillo and south of Fritch are all at 85-percent contained. He says there is a chance that more than 7,000 acres were burned, but they would need to wait until Saturday morning before they can confirm the total acres affected. 

UPDATE 7:07 p.m.: 

Chief Richard Lake tells us the three fires north of Amarillo and south of Fritch are 80%, 20%, and 10% contained, respectively. He says altogether they've burned an estimated 7,000 acres, so far.

EARLIER INFORMATION: 

Fire officials from multiple agencies are fighting three separate fires in rural parts of Potter, Carson, and Hutchinson Counties.

Potter Co. Fire Chief Richard Lake tells us one of the fires is 10% contained, another is at 60%, and the status of the third is unknown.

Chief Lake tells us some structures have been threatened, but none have been burned.

There have been no injuries reported at this time.

According to the Hutchinson County Office of Emergency Management, there have been no evacuations. But they do have crews on stand-by in case evacuations become necessary.

Agencies responding to the fires so far include Potter County Fire Department, Borger Fire Department, Panhandle Fire Department, Pantex Fire Department, and the City of Fritch Fire Department. The Texas A&M Forest Service is also on hand.

We have a crew at the scene and will continue to update this story as more details become available.


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