Northern Texas is facing a major problem of fire right now. Thousands of acres of jungle have burnt down recently and there is no sign of the fire being controlled in the near future.
A report says that more than 60,000 acres has burned so far in the Rankin Ranch Road Fire in northern Texas.
A report in NewsChannel10 says, “Around 8:40 p.m. the fire began moving into Ochiltree County. Residents south of FM 281 and east of Highway 70 were evacuated, according to the Ochiltree County Sheriff’s Office…The Hansford County Sheriff’s Office closed FM 281 at the Hansford/Ochiltree county line because of the fire”.
Latest reports suggest that the fire started in Roberts County, near Miami. The good thing is that the firemen who have been fighting the fire were able to contain about 10 percent of it. Reports say there are three homes that are currently being threatened by the blaze.
A large number of residents were evacuated when the fire moved into Ochiltree County. The best thing to have happened that also supported fire department was rains that brought some respite and helped contain the fire.
— BowmanVFD (@bowmanvfdtx) March 24, 2017
— Shannon Smith (@ShannonSmithTV) March 24, 2017
#RankinRanchRoadFire: Highway 70 from FM 282 in Roberts Co. to FM 281 in Ochiltree Co. is now closed.
— KFDA NewsChannel10 (@NewsChannel10) March 24, 2017
— Micah Hart (@MicahHartWx) March 24, 2017