Fire breaks out in Iowa Park
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - Firefighters are working to contain a fire that broke out west of Wichita Falls.
Smoke and flames could be seen from the Bridwell Rd. area in Iowa Park. The Iowa Park Volunteer Fire Department reports about 30 structures were saved and only a shed was lost in the fire.
Texas Forestry Service officials are using dozers to construct containment lines, and crews will remain on scene throughout the evening.
The Texas A&M Forest Service estimates the fire is 100 acres and 50% contained.
Officials from the Iowa Park Volunteer Fire Department, City of Wichita Falls Fire Department, Wichita West Volunteer Fire Department, Friberg-Cooper Volunteer Fire Department, Bowman Vfd, Kamay VFD, Sheppard Air Force Base FD, Archer City Volunteer Fire Department, Jolly Volunteer Fire Department, City of Iowa Park and Wichita County Sheriff’s Office were on scene.
News Channel 6 meteorologist Garrett James reported Monday night that elevated fire conditions would be present throughout the next few days due to a strong front moving through the area, bringing high winds. This warning was reinforced by the Texas A&M Forest Service reporting that it expected an active wildfire period through Wednesday for Wichita Falls and other northwest portions of Texas.
This is a developing story. Stick with News Channel 6 as we find out more.
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