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Granbury Animal Sanctuary Threatened by Wildfire

Volunteers, staff loading livestock onto trailers to evacuate animal sanctuary

An animal rescue in Granbury evacuated its animals Monday afternoon as a wildfire burned one pasture away, officials said.

Second Chance Farm said it evacuated its animals, including dogs, horses, goats and pigs, as the 60-acre blaze crept to within 200 yards of the farm's property. By 7 p.m. Monday the animals were being returned to the farm.

The blaze, which is called the Knox Fire, started in Tolar and was 25 percent contained as of 5:20 p.m., according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.

Second Chance Farm said officials told them the fire was under control Monday afternoon, but evacuated the animals as a precaution as the wind shifted directions multiple times.

The Forest Service said the fire has not forced any mandatory evacuations and has not threatened any buildings.

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