Stephens Co. Wildfire Burns 1,500 Acres

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011  |  Updated 11:21 AM CDT
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Stephens Co. Wildfire Burns 1,500 Acres

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Crews from Texas Forest Service and nine fire departments are fighting heat and tricky terrain as they struggle to contain a wildfire that threatened dozens of homes.

The Texas Forest Service says the fire 16 miles south of Breckenridge broke out about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday and had blackened 1,500 acres by late Tuesday night.

Fire spokeswoman Jeanne Eastham says C-130 and helicopter tankers were helping the firefighters until dark but that no containment had been reported.

Eastham had no information on evacuations but said two deer camp shelters and an outbuilding had been lost to the flames and about 32 homes were threatened.

The fire was 90 miles west of Fort Worth in hilly southern Stephens County terrain. No cause had been determined, but temperatures reached 106 degrees there Tuesday.

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