Wild Fire Burning Near Lakeside City - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Fires Break out in Wichita Falls, Electra, Burkburnett, Lakeside City & Wilbarger County

Newschannel 6 is monitoring a developing wild fire situation in Texoma. 

WICHITA FALLS

WF Fire Battalion Chief said the risk for fires to spread overnight is extremely low. They will monitor all hot spots and overnight. In the not-likely case of an evacuation, they will go door to door.

BURKBURNETT

Burk PD reports all evacuees are being allowed to return back to their homes. Fire crews said all fires are now out.

ELECTRA

Newschannel 6 was told the fire south of Electra is out. Electra police say residents who were evacuated living on Waggoner Road are allowed to return home.

BAYLOR COUNTY

Fire crews are battling a fire on Millers Creek. County Sheriff officials say the fire is under control. There are no evacuations, injuries, or homes threatened.

LAKESIDE CITY

Wichita County Sheriff David Duke said the fire is out at Kemp & Hwy 79. Our crews on the scene say there is fire damage to a house, a barn and a junkyard.

Lakeside City and Bowman Volunteer Fire Departments along with the Wichita Falls Fire Department helped battle the blaze.

Wichita Falls Officer McClure told us a few homes along Kemp across from the State Hospital were evacuated. They now say these homes are safe. Police briefly helped close portions of Highway 79 near Lake Wichita to clear streets for firefighting efforts.

Lakeside City Mayor Steve Holloway tells Newschannel 6 the fire knocked out power to water pumps in the area. He's asking residents not to use any water unless absolutely necessary until further notice.

WILBARGER

Sheriff David Duke says there was a wildfire northeast of Grayback burning in a pasture and that there are no immediate threats to people or property. North and southbound 287 in Wilbarger county were closed from Oklaunion to Harrold from low visibility due to smoke.

Newschannel 6 has been taking an in-depth look at how to prepare for a disaster. Click here to develop a plan for your family.

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