National News

Air tankers assist in wildfire west of Abilene

Posted July 28

— Fire crews began working Friday evening on a fire that has burned at least 100 acres in Nolan County, Texas southeast of the town of Sweetwater. Local fire crews along with the Texas A&M Forest Service are working to get a handle on the blaze that is currently threatening at least 7 structures.

A spokesperson for the Texas A&M Forestry Service has said that there are no evacuations as far as he knows at this time and that 2 single engine air tankers are being brought from Abilene to assist in getting the Bitter Creek Fire under control.

As of 6:30 pm Central Time, the blaze was 0% contained.

This story will be updated throughout.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all