Fire in Bosque County consuming thousands of acres

Fire in Bosque County consuming thousands of acres

12 March 2011

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USA — Firefighters in Northwest Bosque County are battling a massive grassfire consuming nearly 3,000 acres.

A total of 14 fire departments aided by the Texas Forest Service are fighting a fire now estimated to have burned between 2,500 and 3,000 acres in northern Bosque County.

Forest Service Regional Coordinator James Karl says the fire started this morning on Big Creek Ranch near Walnut Springs.

Initially the fire covered about a hundred acres, but quickly spread through dry grass and brush and bushed by high winds. The fire has already destroyed one house and four barns.

The Forest Service has one aircraft in the area with another helicopter en route. Two bulldozers have been put to work fighting the fire and two more are en route. Additional personal are being sought to fight the fire.

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