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Evacuations Ordered for Fritch; Texas A&M Forest Service Requested in Gray County

UPDATE: 5:48 P.M. DONLEY COUNTY

The fire that was reported near Hedley in Donley County is now in the mop-up phase, according to our crews on the scene. 

UPDATE: 5:44 P.M. HUTCHINSON COUNTY

All evacuations have been lifted around Fritch.

That according to the Borger Office of Emergency Management:

Update: All evacuations have been lifted. Fire crews are still working in the areas so PLEASE use caution and watch for crews. Currently Fritch Fortress Road and residential streets around High Plains road remain closed.

UPDATE: 5:09 P.M. HUTCHINSON COUNTY

An evacuation order is lifted in the Sanford area, this according to the Borger Office of Emergency Management: 

The Sanford area voluntary evacuation has been lifted. The evacuation order for the high plains area remains in effect. 687 has been reopened.

 

UPDATE: 5:00 P.M. DONLEY COUNTY 

Another fire has been reported in Donley county near Hedley. Information is limited on that fire at this time. 

UPDATE: 4:35 P.M. HUTCHINSON COUNTY

The latest information from the Texas A&M Forest Service on the fire in Hutchinson County. The Fires is 700-800 acres, and 30% contained, at this time. 

They also report that 20-30 homes are threatened, and none have been lost. 

"Incident update: #Highplainsfire in Hutchinson County is approximately 700-800 acres with 30% containment. Forward progression has been stopped, 20-30 homes threatened, 0 lost #txfire"

UPDATE: 4:25 P.M. HUTCHINSON COUNTY 

The Texas A&M Forest Service says they are doing structure protection because structures are threatened, that according to our crew at the scene. 

UPDATE 3:46 P.M. HUTCHINSON COUNTY 

UPDATE 3:28 P.M. GRAY COUNTY

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UPDATE 2:46 P.M.

UPDATE 2:33 P.M.

Hwy 687 from Fritch (Eagle Blvd) to Sanford is being closed due to the fire.

UPDATE 2:20 P.M.

UPDATE 2:01 P.M.

Evacuees can go to Celebration Family Church, 811 E Broadway, Fritch Tx.

UPDATE 1:52 P.M.

ORIGINAL 1:36 P.M. -

The City of Borger/Hutchinson County OEM Facebook page reports two fires are in the Fritch area.

The first fire is reported near "Blue Creek" RV park. Area of Eagle Blvd and Fritch Fortress Road moving north.

The second fire is in the area of High Plains Road area. Please avoid the area.

In Gray County, a wildfire is reported at 2 miles east of 2473 and 273.

Officials report multiple fire crews are responding with multiple graders responding from the county and Texas A&M Forest Service has been requested.


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