Crews Battle Stubborn Archer County Fire

Crews in Archer County have been busy fighting a stubborn fire south of Archer City. The fire was burning in an oil lease near the power transmission lines west of Andrews Road, about 1.5 miles south of Calvin Road.

The flames burned through the oil lease, scarring the landscape and blackening the ground. The fire first started Tuesday afternoon then rekindled around 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. Crews from the Olney Fire Department took the lead and were helped out by the Archer City VFD. A bulldozer was called in to cut lines around the fire.

Crews thought they had it taken care of, then around 6:00 p.m., the flames kicked back up. Archer City crews raced back to the scene and worked for hours to get it taken care of. They had a brush truck and a tanker on the rekindle.

Newschannel 6 has calls into fire officials to see what may have been the cause. It appeared to burn around 25 acres.

Paul Harrop, Newschannel 6