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Bitter Creek Fire 100% Contained

Posted July 29

— The Texas A&M Forestry Service announced Saturday night that the Bitter Creek Fire in Southeastern Nolan County, Texas has been 100% contained as of 6:00 pm.

Local first responders and state resources battled the blaze which started at around 5:00 pm on Friday. Shortly after, at 5:24 pm crews from the Texas A&M Forestry Service were dispatched to assist in firefighting efforts on the blaze which was located approximately 20 miles Southeast of the town of Sweetwater, Texas.

Forestry Service crews responded with 17 ground personnel and 2 air units to aid the local resources already fighting the fire. Air units were utilized to drop 5,100 gallons of retardant on the blaze spread out over 7 missions to the fire.

At one point, at least 7 structures were in danger however, officials say that no structures were lost during the blaze and no major injuries were reported to responders, people or animals.

The size of the fire was held to 300 acres according to Texas A&M Forestry Service communications officer, Phillip Truitt on Saturday evening. Truitt also said that all state resources have been released from the fire.

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