Dozens of Homes Destroyed in Texas Panhandle Fire

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Emergency officials say about 75 homes are destroyed and hundreds of people have evacuated the area after a wildfire burned near a small town in the Texas Panhandle.

MGN Online

FRITCH, Texas (AP) - Emergency officials say about 75 homes are destroyed and hundreds of people have evacuated the area after a wildfire burned near a small town in the Texas Panhandle.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said in an email late Sunday that no one has been hurt in the fire that started that afternoon near Fritch, some 30 miles northeast of Amarillo.

The agency didn't provide information on the size of the blaze or firefighting efforts early Monday.

Hutchinson County emergency management coordinator Danny Richards says about 75 homes have been destroyed and hundreds of the town's 2,100 residents have left the area. Some stayed at a school gymnasium.

The National Weather Service says winds were gusting up to 30 mph in the area early Monday with temperatures in the 40s.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 258931291 - kolotv.com/a?a=258931291