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Wheat Fire on Rathgeber Rd

Wichita Falls Firefighters responded to a wheat fire Saturday afternoon on Rathgeber Road.

WFFD responded to the call at 2:49 Saturday afternoon on 551 Rathgeber Road near Deer Creek and Windthorst Road. 

WFFD Officials tell Newschannel 6, 10 off duty men were called in to help put out the fire. 

Officials say the terrain was so wet that the fire was difficult to put out. Firefighters had to use hand tools rather than motorized equipment. 

One firefighter was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries. 

Stay with Newschannel 6 for the latest. 

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