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Several agencies respond to large grass fire near Electra

Multiple agencies are responding to a large grass fire near Kamay. (Source: Judy Parks) Multiple agencies are responding to a large grass fire near Kamay. (Source: Judy Parks)
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WICHITA COUNTY, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

Multiple agencies responded to a large grass fire near Kamay on Monday afternoon.

Electra Fire Chief Greg Lynn said the blaze that sparked around 1:35 p.m. has burned around 1,000 acres. Officials confirmed the fire was 99 percent contained. 

Hot spots are being monitored and officials said those will no be completely extinguished until Tuesday. Chief Lynn said they believe an electrical line out in an oil field started the fire.

A helicopter was brought in to assist the 12 agencies responding to see exactly where the flames were spreading.

Crews said the flames crossed FM 367 W at Lazy J. Road and approached the Beaver Creek Lake area close to Kamay.

DPS officials said FM 367 at TX-25 was blocked off for a quarter of a mile while crews worked to contain the fire.

Fire crews from Electra, Bowman, Kamay, Wichita West, Punkin Center and others responded.

Crews said the high winds made fighting the fire more difficult. No homes in the area were impacted but cattle were evacuated.  


Chief Lynn said acting quickly and smart is important.

"Don't try to go find them, just report them to us so we can get some equipment started that way," said Chief Lynn.

He urges people to call the fire department if they see smoke, in hopes of saving land, homes or even a life.

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