Two Morning Blazes Near Electra Under Control

Two fires that broke out near Electra Friday morning are under control.

Fire crews from Electra V.F.D. were on the scene of two individual fires on US-287 around 8:30 a.m., one near Midway Church Rd., the other near FM 1739.

Wichita County Sheriff's deputies were there to help divert traffic, allowing firefighters to quickly get to the flames.

Electra Police believe both fires were sparked by a motorcyclist who was removing parts of his bike that were overheated.

Stay tuned to Newschannel 6 for any word on an official update in this fire investigation.