City of Electra deals with aftermath of Friday’s fire

Fire department and city trying to re-coop after damages
Published: Dec. 14, 2021 at 6:45 PM CST
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ELECTRA, Texas (KAUZ) - Wildfires that broke out in Electra last week destroyed one home within city limits and charred several areas around the community. Those fires are also weighing on the back of the fire department. No one was hurt during Fridays’ fire which extended into the weekend.

A city administrator and firefighter of 42 years said despite city property being destroyed, he’s proud they responded quickly. The saying at the Electra Fire Department is never quit.

“We had some damage to one truck. Not sure exactly what happened yet, we’re still investigating that so that’s going to be several thousand dollars as well. I’m estimating a minimum of $10,000 damage that we need to re-coop,” said Steve Bowlin, city administrator and firefighter.

Bowlin said the firetrucks’ tires were pretty beat up after the wildfires and the city also lost a number of utility poles.

Wichita County issued a burn ban on Tuesday, joining Young, Archer, and Clay counties who are also under burn bans.

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