Update: Multiple fires impacting northeast Texas Panhandle

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Update: (1:57 p.m.) — The Texas A&M Forest Service said the Carbon Camp Fire in Hutchinson county is 177 acres and it is now 100% contained.

Update: (12:21 p.m.) — The Texas A&M Forest Service said the Carbon Camp Fire is still estimated at 177 acres, and it is now 95% contained.

Update: (8:31 p.m.) — The Texas A&M Forest Service said the Carbon Camp Fire is now estimated at 177 acres, due to more accurate mapping, and 80% contained.

Update: (7:55 p.m.) — The Texas A&M Forest Service said the Carbon Camp Fire is now estimated at 177 acres, due to more accurate mapping, and 50% contained.

Update: (5:33 p.m.) — The City of Stinnett reports on its Facebook page that forward progress of the Scotts Acres Fire has been stopped and crews are currently putting hot spots. The city said Xcel energy turned off power to the affected areas due to poles being damaged which are a potential hazard to crews.

Update (4:40 p.m.) — Texas A&M Forest Service reports that the fire is 0% contained and is estimated to be 250 acres. Officials from the National Weather Service told MyHighPlains.com said that forward progression for the fire has been stopped and that three homes were lost, according to a preliminary report.

Update (4:06 p.m.) — Officials with the city of Stinnett announced via a Facebook post that the Stinnett Community Building is open to “anyone being evacuated” so they “have a place to go while fire departments work to control (the) fire.”

Update (4:01 p.m.) — Officials with the Texas A&M Forest Service stated in a tweet that they are responding to the “Carbon Camp” fire in Hutchinson County near Stinnett.

Officials say that the fire is an estimated 200 acres and is 0% contained, as of 3:55 p.m. Friday. Evacuations are underway and road closures are in place. Officials also say that aviation has been ordered to assist in the fire.

Update (3:48 p.m.) — Officials with the Amarillo office of the Texas Department of Transportation recently released that SH 136 is closed from Borger to Stinnett due to the fire.

Update (3:20 p.m.) — Officials with the Amarillo office of the National Weather Service are reporting on Twitter that individuals who live in the Scotts Acres subdivision are under an immediate evacuation order due to “fire threatening homes.” Officials are requesting those individuals to evacuate south to Borger.

Original Story:

STINNETT, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – Highway 136, “from the Y north of Stinnett” to the north city limits was shut down early Friday afternoon due to a grassfire, according to the City of Borger and Hutchinson County Office of Emergency Management (OEM).

Due to the fire and closures, officials advised drivers to avoid the area.

This story is developing. Check with MyHighPlains.com for updates.

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