Just Over 400 Acres Burned In Electra Rekindled Blaze

Fire crews are confirming 441 acres were damaged from a rekindled fire on FM 1739 near Midway Church Rd.

Officials say the flames are nearly 100% contained.

Parts of the road were closed for a few hours Thursday afternoon starting around 1 PM to prevent traffic from interfering with the fire fight.

Officials believe the flames, burning in heavy brush just northwest of Wichita Falls, are a rekindle from a blaze Wednesday in the same area.

Electra, Vernon, Harrold, Iowa Park, Burkburnett, and Kamay fire crews all responded to the blaze.