PK Brush Fire Burns Homes

An out-of-control brush fire is growing near Possum Kingdom Lake and forcing the evacuation of dozens of homes.

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An out-of-control brush fire is growing near Possum Kingdom Lake and forcing the evacuation of dozens of homes.
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The wildfire, made up of mostly brush and cedar, is burning to the northwest in an area north of U.S. 180 on the east side of state Highway 16 just south of the lake.
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The fire has burned through about 7,000 acres so far and is 0 percent contained.
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There are seven departments working to contain the wildfire and several aircraft have been brought in to assist in fighting flames, some of which have been reported to reach 25- to 50-feet in height.
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As a precaution, officials have closed SH16 from 180 to Farm-to-Market Road 2353.
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