Update 6:15 p.m. Thursday

Officials with the Texas A&M Forest Service report that the “Chuckwagon Fire” in Potter County is 349 acres and is now 100% contained.

Update 9:22 a.m. Thursday

In an update posted to its Twitter account on Thursday morning, officials with the Texas A&M Forest Service continued to report that the fire has burned 349 acres and is 85% contained.

“Crews will continue to patrol and mop up across the fire area today,” the update read.

UPDATE 9:40 p.m.

Texas A&M Forest Service reports the fire has burned 349 acres and is 85% contained.

UPDATE 8:30 p.m.

Potte County Fire-Rescue reports that the fire was 70% contained and burned 349 acres.

PCFR said 75 structures were saved and three outbuildings were burned. Agencies that were on the scene include Texas A&M Forest Service, the Potter County Sheriff’s Office, Boys Ranch Fire and Rescue, Amarillo Emergency Service (AES), National Park Service, and Randall County Fire.

Update 7:20 p.m.

According to a Texas A&M Forest Service update the “Chuckwagon Fire,” has approximately burned 349 acres and is now 60% contained.

(Courtesy of Texas A&M Forest Service Twitter)

Update 5:44 p.m.

Officials with the Potter County Fire Rescue provided more details surrounding the ongoing “Chuckwagon Fire.” Officials said that as of 5 p.m., preliminary estimates state that 150 acres were involved in the fire.

Officials also reported that 24 structures were saved in the fire. Two outbuildings and the original unoccupied structure that reportedly started the fire were lost. No injuries have been reported in relation to the incident.

Officials said the fire is currently 40% contained and has crossed the Canadian River. Officials are anticipating a wind shift towards the south, with estimated gusts around 35mph around 7 p.m., which they said would “further complicate fire attack.”

In an update from the Texas A&M Forest Service, posted around 5:42 p.m., officials said forward progress of the fire has been impeded.

“Dozers have completed containment line,” the update read. “Aviation resources are assisting with retardant drops.”

Update: 5:06 p.m.

Officials with the Texas A&M Forest Service report that the fire continues to be reported at 150 acres and is currently 40% contained.

UPDATE 3:18 p.m.

Texas A&M Forest Service reports the fire has burned 150 acres and is currently 20% contained.

UPDATE: 2:34 p.m.

Texas A&M Forest Service is calling the fire the ‘Chuckwagon’ Fire and is reporting the fire is 150 acres and is 0% contained.

Location of the Chuckwagon Fire, from the Texas A&M Forest Service

UPDATE 2:28 p.m.

Potter County Sheriff Brian Thomas confirmed to MyHighPlains.com that the fire was started in an empty trailer that has burned down.

Thomas said evacuations continue but the fire is blowing south away from homes.

Original Story

POTTER COUNTY, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – According to MyHighPlains.com staff at the scene, officials from multiple agencies were responding on Wednesday afternoon to a fire in Potter County around the area of Ady Road and Tascosa Road.

The Potter County Sheriff’s Office reported that evacuations were being announced north of Ady Road and east of Tascosa Road. The fire appeared to be spreading toward occupied areas, staff reported.

Drivers should be aware of officials responding to the fire and use caution in case of emergency vehicles or personnel on or near the roadway. Further, drivers should consider alternate routes through the area and otherwise expect delays or detours.

This is a developing story. MyHighPlains.com will update this article as new information becomes available.

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