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‘Barclay’ grassland fire 70 percent contained

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As of 10:30 p.m. the ‘Barclay’ fire that torched 500 acres of the LBJ Grassland is 70 percent contained.

According to the Texas A&M Forestry Service, three structures have been destroyed, but no homes have been lost. Crews are being cycled in for mop-up duty overnight.

Firefighters from more than 20 fire departments, including 10 Wise County departments, battled the intense blaze centered around County Road 2391 near Hopewell Baptist Church close to Alvord. Roads near the blaze are still blocked off.

Earlier Friday, a helicopter and single-engine air tanker assisted from the air, dumping water and fire retardant. One firefighter was transported to the hospital for heat exhaustion, and multiple homes were evacuated. As of 10:30 p.m. only one home was still evacuated due to the resident not having returned home.

Earlier Friday, a helicopter and single-engine air tanker assisted from the air, dumping water and fire retardant. One firefighter was transported to the hospital for heat exhaustion, and multiple homes were evacuated. As of 10:30 p.m. only one home was still evacuated due to the resident not having returned home.

Donations for EMS first responders are being accepted at 1001 Rose Ave. in Decatur.

Wise County Emergency Management Coordinator Cody Powell said water and Gatorade are the best items to donate. Powell advised if food is brought that it be non-perishable. A crew is setting up a mobile kitchen to provide breakfast Saturday morning.

 

 

 

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