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Fire crews continue to battle fire west of Abilene

Posted July 29, 2017 12:25 a.m. EDT

— Fire crews began working Friday evening on a fire that has burned at least 300 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.

At around 10:00 pm officials had said that the fire is now 40% contained and crews are continuing to make progress with the fire.